Thursday, April 15, 1999

Officially: 92 homes, 40 businesses destroyed




The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A total of 92 homes and 40 businesses were destroyed and 194 homes suffered major damage from last Friday's tornado, officials said Thursday.

        Don Maccarone, director of Hamilton County's Emergency Management Agency, announced damage figures for Hamilton County:

        • 90 homes destroyed;

        • 185 homes with “major” damage;

        • 540 homes affected “at lower levels;”

        • 40 businesses destroyed;

        • 15 businesses with major damage;

        • 25 businesses with minor damage.

        Sean Townsley of the American Red Cross said 56 homes were damaged in Warren County — nine of them with major damage — and 12 in Clinton County, where two were destroyed, six suffered significant damage and four had minor damage.

        Mr. Townsley said that since Friday, the Red Cross has: served 9,180 meals; taken 282 welfare inquiries for shelter or other critical help; made 342 “mental-health contacts” with people in some way emotionally traumatized by the event; and operated four shelters and one service center. The service center remains open at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Kemper Road, east of Montgomery Road.

        Also, Symmes Township Trustee President Eric Minamyer estimated damage there in excess of $25 million and cost to the township from the storm at $500,000. There was $2 million damage alone at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy middle and elementary schools.

       



8 tornado sirens didn't work
In-home warnings considered
Middletown hears call for sirens
Residents begin planning new homes
Academy makes room for 340 displaced students
- Officially: 92 homes, 40 businesses destroyed
Restoration, demolition to begin
Road closings, curfews
How to help, get help
Mail service still disrupted
County officials report on impact, response

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