Mutual Aid to Greensboro, 1936

This is a blog version of an earlier Facebook posting.

Mutual aid to Greensboro, April 1936. From a reader, after a tornado struck the Gate City on April 2, 1936, neighboring fire departments responding to render aid, including Asheboro, Burlington, Graham, High Point, Reidsville, and Winston-Salem. State Fire Marshal Sherwood Brockwell also responded, to help the Greensboro Fire Chief and other officials.

The F4 tornado was part of an outbreak that struck the southeastern US. The twister struck Greensboro in the evening, leaving a long path of damage across the south side of the city. It killed 14 deaths and 144 injuries and left $2M in damage. It was the second-deadliest tornado in the state’s history.

Shown is the April 3, 1936, edition of the Greensboro Record.

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