Fort Payne, AL Tornado Damages, Jan 1936


By The Associated Press.
Chipley, Fla., Jan. 20 --Bitter winds and rising rivers harassed the southeast today in the wake of weekend storms which killed 18 persons in three states.
Temperatures in the low 20s prevailed over a half dozen states. Rivers rose dangerously in southern Alabama, northern Florida and east Tennessee. A blanket of snow added to the discomfort of middle Tennessee.
Eight persons were killed late Saturday in this vicinity and 25 injured, one probably fatally. Damage of about $50,000 was reported.
Edison, in southern Georgia, reported five Negroes killed at about the same time.
Four other deaths occurred Saturday as a tornado ripped through a settlement near Fort Payne in northern Alabama and a man was killed Saturday night by lightning in Mobile, Ala.

The Merion Star Ohio 1936-01-19

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