Imagine being woken from a deep sleep by storm sirens. Disoriented, you turn on the television, and a meteorologist warns that your street is in the direct path of a tornado. In an instant, you realize you and your family only have a few seconds before the storm reaches your home.
For residents of Montgomery, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, that early morning nightmare became a devastating reality. On April 9, 1999, a tornado with peak winds reaching F-4 status, touched down. Homes and lives were lost in the greatest tragedy ever to strike the City.
In this first episode of the series, you’ll hear what it was like to experience a devastating tornado that arrived literally in the dark and altered the lives of those in it’s path.