Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Aug 4 1973, Page 1

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s saturday August our 50th year 216 it new investigation ordered at Kent state Florence s. C. Daily 10sunday 15 the Justice department orders Index a new investigation into the death _. Four Kent state students. Page churches 5a j comics 8b school rehabilitates caged animals to prepare them for a a return to Freedom. Page 2b. The prison Yard at Oklahoma b state prison is like a Hobo s Camp sports 1c a site. Page 3c. State area 1b i 2a 2b editorials 4a i markets 4c i Cloudland High i Low 70 s. Details Page 3a. Johnny Ellis More than four inches of rain and several tornadoes _ wrought havoc in Florence Friday flooding areas of the a Section of East Cheves Street became a major Challenge to motorists after storm drains failed under the downpour downpour tornadoes strike Florence area lightning sets restaurant afire Windy Hill firefighters attempt to extinguish flames that consumed the country dinner restaurant on 301 North of Florence Friday afternoon. The fire believed to have been ignited by lightning completely consumed the single Story Structure. The restaurant had closed an hour and a half before. Photo by Sonny Smith morning news staff writer torrential Rains accompanied by five minor tornadoes dumped Over four inches of rain in the Florence area Friday afternoon and evening leaving several areas of the cily flooded and much of inc Normal traffic flow almost at a standstill. The National weather service reported 4.77 Inch Sof rain Over a 24 hour period which ended at . Friday. Police said Many stalled cars had been reported in he flooded streets causing traffic problems and numerous minor accidents in o serious accidents were reported. Herman Alul drow of Kast Marion Street reported water up to he floor of his House and water damage to two cars that were parked in his Yard. Children took advantage of Hie flooding. More ban 15 Young people attired in bathing suits played in one flooded sired according to Angela Thomas of ii Wesl Dixie is. She said Many were using rafts and floats. The Souli end of town also experienced some flooding. H was reported that boats were used on Winthrop or. In College Park Roget to houses. One of tic funnels shoved a House under construction off its foundation in Tara Village a housing development in Southeast Florence. Minor damage was also reported to three other houses in the same area where two other twisters were reported. No one was injured although police reported a boy was blown off the porch of his family s House and against a garbage can without being hurl. One witness. Hilly Watford of i001 Julep Lane in Tarn Village reported he saw the twister approaching. Ii was real while against very Black Clouds. I did t see it actually fill the i Misc. But i heard it. It sounded like a big plump or a sudden drop. It must have lasted about five minutes or at least it seemed thai Walford explained. Two twisters were spotted near the Florence municipal Airport according to the Federal aviation Agency flight service station. These were confirmed by the s. C. Highway patrol and occurred at approximately m. One twister hit the ground and busted up seconds a incr at the Airport said an official of the i a. Lightening struck the coun try diner on s. Highway ii North

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