Terrifying Tornado in Warwick – 1858

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – In the fall of 1858 a tornado hit the Warwick area. At the beginning of a heavy thunderstorm, a dark cloud appeared in the southwest. It soon formed a huge funnel with the small end toward the earth. Then another formed with the small end up. The clouds moved rapidly from west to east just south of the village, with a continual roar of wind. They crossed the creek twice, and drew up great volumes of water, fish, etc. Fish and other water animals were found half a mile from any water.

Large apple trees and others were torn up and carried along. Luckily there was no serious damage or injury.

So said the recollections of Dr. Henry Bradner of an event when he was a boy.