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June 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
A 9-year-old girl said she was swept down a creek during a flash flood and stayed alive for seven hours by hanging on to logs and "just drifted" until she reached shore Friday morning. Amber Colvin was in her family's home playing a card game with a neighbor when the storm hit Thursday night. The house started to fill with water. Amber said a 12-year-old friend, Kerrie Trigg, wanted to get in the bathtub.
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November 5, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg and Joseph Tanfani, Los Angeles Times
There was the actual storm. Then there is the metaphorical perfect storm. With polls showing a close presidential race, fears have risen that the integrity of Tuesday's presidential election could be thrown into doubt by either damage from super storm Sandy, which has created enormous voting challenges in New York and New Jersey, or the confluence of ballot box disputes in battleground states. Armies of lawyers were at the ready Monday as tussles continued over voting, especially in Ohio and Florida, the two states considered most likely to throw the presidential election into an overtime ballot dispute reminiscent of the Bush-Gore race of 2000.
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NEWS
June 17, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trained teams of dogs and handlers conducted a slow, grim search Saturday for an estimated 35 people still missing after a devastating flash flood washed away scores of homes Thursday night. The bodies of four people, including a 5-year-old girl, were found during the day to bring the toll of known dead to 15. As night fell, hopes dimmed that many of those still on the list of missing would turn up alive.
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April 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
A day after a tornado sliced through Cincinnati's northern suburbs, killing four and destroying hundreds of homes, residents on Saturday hurried to salvage their belongings as workers cleared the debris. Kent Meiser pushed his dented lawn mower off the concrete slab that used to be his garage, maneuvered through piles of debris and parked it on his front lawn.
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April 10, 1999 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sound came first: a clarion howling that jolted residents awake in their suburban Cincinnati homes as 200 mph tornado winds and storms scoured the Midwest on Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring several dozen more and obliterating hundreds of houses. As the cyclone vortices scythed wildly in a blackened arc through the city's northern suburbs, people bolted in a panic from their beds and dashed for shelter in their basements while walls throbbed and windows exploded.
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August 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Powerful thunderstorms Saturday hit Kentucky, Ohio and western Pennsylvania with flooding and tornadoes. At least two people were killed. Heavy rain flooded low-lying streets in Louisville, Ky., and a 51-year-old woman was found dead in a car stuck in rising water under a viaduct. She apparently drowned, a deputy coroner said. A 14-year-old boy died after he was struck by lightning while hanging tobacco in a barn east of Louisville, authorities said.
SPORTS
October 7, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
John Cooper is the football coach at Ohio State. Same as anybody else, Coach Cooper likes to win. There is almost nothing Coach Cooper hates to do more than he hates to lose. But, as a rule, Coach Cooper prefers losing over having his players get struck by lightning. It's just this little quirk he has. Statistical studies over the years have determined that football players who get hit by lightning tend to drool and quiver and babble.
NEWS
April 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
A day after a tornado sliced through Cincinnati's northern suburbs, killing four and destroying hundreds of homes, residents on Saturday hurried to salvage their belongings as workers cleared the debris. Kent Meiser pushed his dented lawn mower off the concrete slab that used to be his garage, maneuvered through piles of debris and parked it on his front lawn.
NEWS
December 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Heavy rain pounded Texas again on Saturday, causing flooding that killed at least two people, chased others to higher ground and swept cars off roads, authorities said. Four people remained missing after they were carried away by the floodwaters. The slow-moving storm has caused at least eight deaths in Texas since Wednesday. Four people drowned and four others were killed in weather-related traffic accidents. Forecasters said that the storm was likely to linger until at least Monday.
NEWS
June 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
The death toll from flash floods that swept through a rural area of eastern Ohio increased to 19 Sunday as searchers dug along two creeks and dived into the Ohio River. Eighteen people remained missing. Workers used shovels and picks to dig along the creek banks, and sifted through debris at places marked with red flags, where search dogs indicated they had detected human scents, National Guard Capt. Jim Boling said. Divers worked where the two creeks empty into the Ohio.
NEWS
April 10, 1999 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sound came first: a clarion howling that jolted residents awake in their suburban Cincinnati homes as 200 mph tornado winds and storms scoured the Midwest on Friday, killing at least seven people, injuring several dozen more and obliterating hundreds of houses. As the cyclone vortices scythed wildly in a blackened arc through the city's northern suburbs, people bolted in a panic from their beds and dashed for shelter in their basements while walls throbbed and windows exploded.
NEWS
August 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Powerful thunderstorms Saturday hit Kentucky, Ohio and western Pennsylvania with flooding and tornadoes. At least two people were killed. Heavy rain flooded low-lying streets in Louisville, Ky., and a 51-year-old woman was found dead in a car stuck in rising water under a viaduct. She apparently drowned, a deputy coroner said. A 14-year-old boy died after he was struck by lightning while hanging tobacco in a barn east of Louisville, authorities said.
NEWS
December 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Heavy rain pounded Texas again on Saturday, causing flooding that killed at least two people, chased others to higher ground and swept cars off roads, authorities said. Four people remained missing after they were carried away by the floodwaters. The slow-moving storm has caused at least eight deaths in Texas since Wednesday. Four people drowned and four others were killed in weather-related traffic accidents. Forecasters said that the storm was likely to linger until at least Monday.
SPORTS
October 7, 1990 | MIKE DOWNEY
John Cooper is the football coach at Ohio State. Same as anybody else, Coach Cooper likes to win. There is almost nothing Coach Cooper hates to do more than he hates to lose. But, as a rule, Coach Cooper prefers losing over having his players get struck by lightning. It's just this little quirk he has. Statistical studies over the years have determined that football players who get hit by lightning tend to drool and quiver and babble.
NEWS
July 14, 1990 | From United Press International
Thunderstorms compounded flooding in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley states Friday, dumping more than three inches of rain over parts of West Virginia. Storm runoff in Pennsylvania bloated Connoquenessing and Brush creeks. About 150 of 300 people who had been evacuated were still waiting for floodwaters to recede. American Red Cross spokesman John Stubbs said estimates indicated flooding damaged nearly 500 homes in six counties.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
The death toll reached 22 as townspeople on Monday began burying those killed in the flash floods that ravaged a rural area near this Appalachian village last week. The search for those still missing turned to the debris-clogged Ohio River, and the body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered. The body of Kerri Polivka was found in the river about 3 miles below the mouth of Wegee Creek. She was visiting the home of a friend, 9-year-old Amber Colvin, when the flood struck Thursday.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
The death toll reached 22 as townspeople on Monday began burying those killed in the flash floods that ravaged a rural area near this Appalachian village last week. The search for those still missing turned to the debris-clogged Ohio River, and the body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered. The body of Kerri Polivka was found in the river about 3 miles below the mouth of Wegee Creek. She was visiting the home of a friend, 9-year-old Amber Colvin, when the flood struck Thursday.
NEWS
July 14, 1990 | From United Press International
Thunderstorms compounded flooding in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley states Friday, dumping more than three inches of rain over parts of West Virginia. Storm runoff in Pennsylvania bloated Connoquenessing and Brush creeks. About 150 of 300 people who had been evacuated were still waiting for floodwaters to recede. American Red Cross spokesman John Stubbs said estimates indicated flooding damaged nearly 500 homes in six counties.
NEWS
June 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
The death toll from flash floods that swept through a rural area of eastern Ohio increased to 19 Sunday as searchers dug along two creeks and dived into the Ohio River. Eighteen people remained missing. Workers used shovels and picks to dig along the creek banks, and sifted through debris at places marked with red flags, where search dogs indicated they had detected human scents, National Guard Capt. Jim Boling said. Divers worked where the two creeks empty into the Ohio.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trained teams of dogs and handlers conducted a slow, grim search Saturday for an estimated 35 people still missing after a devastating flash flood washed away scores of homes Thursday night. The bodies of four people, including a 5-year-old girl, were found during the day to bring the toll of known dead to 15. As night fell, hopes dimmed that many of those still on the list of missing would turn up alive.
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