Jul 24, 2008
A tornado with 135 mph winds cut through nine towns and 8,400 acres. Almost 100 homes were ruined or damaged. A 20-mile stretch of trees had been blown down to the ground. Garages had been cut in half by falling timber. Telephone and electrical poles had fallen and service was cut in several communities. When the tornado struck a home in Deerfield it threw a man into the yard and killed a woman inside. The coupleʼs three-month-old grandson survived.