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McHenry 1959 F2 Tornado

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McHenry hit by F2 Tornado - 1959

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near McHenry, IL.

Distance (miles) Date Magnitude Start Lat/Log End Lat/Log Length Width Fatalities Injuries Property Damage Crop Damage Affected County
2.5 1959-10-08 2 42°20'N / 88°14'W   2.00 Miles 90 Yards 0 1 250K 0 Mchenry

From: http://www.usa.com/mchenry-il-natural-disasters-extremes.htm#HistoricalTornado1



To the left is the home of Roland "Butch" Hermann and family. Edgebrook elementary students Sharon Adams (Geils) and Gwen Reinboldt (Corey) were visitng the Hermanns when the tornado hit. The Adams' car, seen to the right, was in the garage which was destroyed by the tornado.
Sharon and Gwen are MCHS Class of 1970 graduates.






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Article in the McHenry Plaindealer, Thursday, October 15, 1959