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Belleville residents look back a year after tornado

September 16, 2011

By JEFFREY SAULTON (jsaulton@newsandsentinel.com) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

BELLEVILLE - For residents of this river community the events of Sept. 16, 2010, will not be forgotten quickly.

On that evening a tornado with winds of 160 mph hit the community, destroying some houses, leaving others untouched and killing one man.

Blair Auvil said he was at home when the tornado hit.

"It was about 7 p.m. my brother and I were on the front porch, watching the lightning, listening to the thunder and the roar of the storm. We thought it was going north of us," he said. "I saw the dark clouds."

Auvil lives on a hill that overlooks the valley where the storm crossed the Ohio River from Reedsville to Belleville. [Read the complete article here]

Editor’s Note: The one-year anniversary is today of the tornado touching down in Reedsville and Belleville where one man was killed. The News and Sentinel takes a look back and ahead in a three-part series starting today and ending on Sunday.

© Copyright 2011 Parkersburg News and Sentinel. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Submitted by: 

James A. Rose

Regional Threat Preparedness Coordinator

Regional Threat Preparedness Unit

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department

 
   

Last updated Wednesday January 11, 2012 03:07 PM

 
 

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