The Montgomery community will never forget April 9, 1999, when an F-3/F-4 tornado touched down in the Lakewater/Valleystream area of Montgomery in the pre-dawn hours, causing damage to homes and property. Four people lost their lives in this tornado. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this unforgettable event.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the City of Montgomery plans to honor the memories of those that tragically passed and the bravery of the first responders and the community.
As another sign of respect and admiration for the community, Montgomery city staff and volunteer Greg Leader created a podcast documenting this tragedy and containing interviews with former City officials, current City employees, residents, family members of those taken that day, and former WCPO Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus.
The podcast “Weathering the Storm” is found here https://storm.montgomeryohio.org/. A trailer for the podcast is already available. The first episode will appear on April 9, 2019. Listeners can also find it on iTunes Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.
The memories shared will ensure that future generations appreciate the bravery and resilience of the community and the power that is created when people work to together.