Storm at Vevay
Fatal Injuries Received By Sleeping Girl at Patriot, Ind.,
Vevay Hotel is Wrecked
Special Dispatch to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Vevay, Ind., July 8. – The storm which visited this section of the Ohio Valley at 10 o’clock Wednesday night [Central Time] caused property damage to the extent of $150,000. At least one person will die of injuries received.
The new National Hotel in Vevay was wrecked, the upper half of the building being blown away. The electric light plant is disabled and power is being furnished only for business houses and dwellings.
In this county, a revised list made late to-day shows 41 houses and barns were destroyed, but in each instance the occupants of houses made their escape. At Patriot, a Miss Bardroe was injured fatally when the house collapsed while she was in bed asleep.
Willis Jackson, Vevay riverman, caught a gasoline boat, the Martha H., drifting down the river, bottom up. The boat was 40 feet long, 12 feet wide; had a deck, cabin, pilot house, and was a stern wheeler. The boat was tied at the bank, but a search for bodies in the cabin has not yet been possible.
from the Kentucky edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer, July 9, 1915