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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

May 8, 1918
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 2
Injuries:   7
Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  afternoon
Narrative:  Barns or outbuildings were destroyed on eight farms.  Two people died in a turnip house on the Wright Farm near Oakland.  Wheat, orchard grass, strawberries, and garden crops were ruined near Smith's Grove.  The Cook Hazelip Building in Smith's Grove was unroofed.  Trees and telephone poles were knocked down.