In 1924, A Tornado Tore Through Lorain And Left A Lasting Impact On Greater Cleveland

Much has changed in the last century, but much has remained the same. For one, Cleveland continues to be regarded as one of the worst cities to spend winter in. Fortunately, when it comes to shocking weather, that’s about the extent of our misfortunes. Cleveland has even been ranked as one of the safest areas to avoid natural disasters… but that doesn’t mean freak incidents don’t occur. In 1924, an incredible tornado in Greater Cleveland shook the community to its core… and left a significant amount of damage along the way. Though it has been a century, the 1924 tornado has gone down in local history as one of the most tragic events in Ohio’s modern timeline.

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The incredible 1924 tornado in Greater Cleveland was never captured on film itself, but the destruction it caused is every bit as shocking to see today. What is the most shocking weather event you have experienced in Ohio? Share your thoughts in the comments!

This isn’t the only tragic event in local history. In 1944, Cleveland’s East Side was rocked by an unexpected explosion. This was mere decades after a different sort of combustion burned the Cleveland Clinic to the ground.