News: Wind and Hail Storm (1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Belter, Hauge, Seelow, Elmhorst,
Nelson, Balch, Marshall
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 1953
Wind and Hail Storm (4 June
Wind and Hail hit area but Twisters kept away
Wind and hail cut loose on Clark County last
Thursday. The hail brought along stories of hail as big as a
goose egg, and it would not take much to make Herman Belter, Town
of York, believe all of it, for hail stones at his place were large
enough to make holes in the roofs of his house and
damage to glass was considerable, all over this area. At
Hauge Floral in Neillsville not far from 200 panes of glass were
broken. Out in York lots of windows were broken. This damage
was due both to hail and wind, for the wind swept the hail against
the windows with no little force.
wind carried over the William Seelow and Henry Elmhorst silos in
York, as well as the Gerald Nelson silo in
large elm tree was blown over in the Balch yard on the North side
of Neillsville, scraping the house in its fall. Norbert
Marshall, in the salesroom of the Ford Garage when the storm hit,
saw the tail of a tornado come out of the southwest and pass over
the corner of the old Bradbury building across the street. He
was sure it was a twister, and it was low, but not low enough to do
any damage in Neillsville.
Some damage was done to telephone and power lines.
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