Monday, November 11, 2002

Why warm days in November are not a good thing

From the Journal Gazette: | 11/11/2002 | Twisters slam into Van Wert, leaving 2 dead


Two people were killed Sunday when tornadoes tore through Van Wert County flattening buildings, toppling trees and plunging the agricultural community into chaos.
Two others were killed to the northeast when twisters flipped a mobile home in Putnam County.

"Unfortunately, we did lose life," Van Wert County Emergency Management Agency Director Rick McCoy said Sunday night. "We're thankful to God we didn't lose more."

One of the people killed was ejected from a car when the storm hit, said Jack Snyder, spokesman for the Van Wert County Emergency Management Agency.


Van Wert, Ohio is about 30 miles from Fort Wayne.