The Lohana storms of October 2004 were a series of severe storms that brought heavy rain, high winds, and damage to Central Lohana. These storms occurred from October 18, 2004 to October 23, 2004. About 127 people were killed, and fifty-seven were left homeless.


October 18Edit

On the morning of October 18, 2004, people in Marico County woke up to dark skies, lightning, and thunder. By 7 a.m. on that day, it had begun to rain heavily. The conditions seemed so bad that schools in the area were closed, and travel was strictly forbidden during the bad weather; people living in mobile homes were forced to evacuate the day before. At 8:59 a.m., the Lohana Weather Service in Lohana City issued two tornado warnings for Marico and Colex counties, and at 9:01 a.m., a tornado was spotted six miles southwest of Glenda, moving northeast. The tornado caused damage to many houses in the west of the city. By the evening hours, the Chilhassee and Andrews rivers were overflowing, causing flooding in low-lying areas. The flooding became so bad in Mylander that, for twenty-four hours after the storm passed, no one was able to get in or out of the city. By nightfall on October 18, virtually every settlement in Marico County was shut down.

October 19Edit

During the early morning hours of October 19, the storms moved northeast into Millannilleon and Wyssoneau counties. Winds gusted up to 69 mph, and trees were swaying violently. Residents of those counties woke up to heavy rains, lightning, and thunder, as well as flood warnings that remained in effect for the counties all day. Damage caused that day include complete damage to a mobile home park in Luverne. By the end of October 19, Millannilleon and Wyssoneau counties suffered so much damage that the area was declared a disaster zone.

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