Podcast Episodes

Episode 4: Community


Coming together to heal and create a sense of community.

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The Healing Season, by Shannyn Caldwell
Note: Linking to Shannyn’s book does not imply an endorsement by the City of Montgomery. This link is provided as an additional resource for our listeners.

Episode 2: The Response

Exhausted EMT - Used with permission from The Enquirer

The storm has passed. You climb from your basement and find silence, darkness and total destruction. The struggle begins.

In this episode, you will hear stories about the brave first responders answering the calls for help from those in need. You will also hear from residents who survived the disaster and from the children of those who were less fortunate.

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Episode 1: In the Dark

Used with permission from the Cincinnati Enquirer

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.

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