01.06.1927 Tornado of Neede in Netherland
Neede / F4 / Path Length: ? / Path Width: 500 m / 15 h 00 UTC
On 1 June against 5 o'clock was afflicted in the afternoon the city Lingen by a bad weather disaster. On the day it was oppressive warm. In the southwest (direction heart Ford) a thunderstorm drew up. Air on the southwest horizon was lead grey. Dark cloud masses piled up themselves up, from time to time grollte the thunder. From the grey of the sky main header in the direction toward Schepsdorf a yellow-grey cloud column in funnel form, which stood first perpendicularly, toward northwest leaned later out. From this funnel a light-grey hose shot out for short time, which pointed diagonally upward equal a finger to air. The highest end of this hose seemed to lie over the Lingener city hall. Ring around the grey yellow area air masses in broad expansion of approximately 50 - 60 m with anti-clockwise turn whirled and whirled paper, things, boards, bars and stones by air. The observer, who was on the market at the entrance of the Gymnasialstrasse before the watchmaker's shop of Hammerle, was offered a schauerlich beautiful sight.
After form, reproduction direction and kind of stretch of the wind trousers are described, is to be dealt also with the destruction work the same. The attached pictures may serve the illustration! To the press reports the wind trousers came made of Holland, began in circles the Lingen with Schepsdorf with devastation, went over the city Lingen, the Böhmer and Brögber yard and are then over the Hümmling into the Oldenburger country to have moved. With our description of the destruction work of the storm we begin with Schepsdorf, where the terrible effect of the natural force with full Kraft and Macht expressed itself.
Before our eyes a destruction picture sketches itself, as the field-grey behind the front could see it repeatedly. Houses collapsed taken off, walls.
The house of the families Bruns, shopkeepers, Frese and Hilmes the whole roof away-tore smoothly. The side wall of the building toward the road was lifted from the foundation and shows several tears, which warn the spectator to come the ramshackle house too near.
Also the beautiful lime tree avenue had to zollen the Unhold wind tribute. The heart diminishes one in pain, if one looks at the large gap in the magnificent lime tree avenue and the strong tree corpses with full sheet decoration because of the soil sees the same being. And the beautiful mansion wind-hope was afflicted, pulled the eddy tower equal a Wegelagerer further and carried everything forward, which placed itself to it into the way. To the Gelgöskenstiege robbed the weather column from the house of the families situation man and Kley the roof and let bars, rafters, boards, pans and stones go along. A heap of rubble marks the way of the wind. During the transition over the channel main header it after the report of an eye-witness the water up to the reason into air, so that one could have seen drying soil of the channel bed. Now the storm occurred to elbows into the gardens on that, entwurzelte fruit trees and berrybushes, broke or tore starting from vegetable plants and flowers. It seemed to me, as if a black roller would have gradened the gardens. During the human dwellings showed up here so quite, “that the elements hate the Gebild of human hand.” The houses of Wasmuth, Heinen and van Kampen resemble heap of rubble. Van the Kampen' house was again delighted, and now it is destroyed up to the foundation wall. All room walls collapsed. Only one part of the kitchen remained, in which the housewife with its child is. Bars, stones, pans sizzled around the two house passengers trembling with fear and fear down, without causing to them a wrong. The wind trousers pulled then devastating far on the house Rodewald past over the old Stöve pharmacy for the center of the city. Everywhere destruction and devastation. Roads and market place are scattered with rubble rock and felling trees hurrying. All houses, over which the tempest away-swept, are taken off. Giebel and side panels broke in. Windows with their fillings were pulled out and took part in the turning dance of the wind trousers, freely penetrate the view into living and cellar area, in those beds, pictures, clocks, tables and chairs a wild disorder to form. After the disaster found makes housewife in their house articles of clothing and laundry, which, who knows from where, the storm as replacement for led away dresses by the opening in the roof or in the wall zubrachte. A hopeless picture of devastation is offered to the Beschauer, which stands on the market place before the old destroyed city hall. The house of the Uhrmachers Hammerle squeezed the force together of a wall fall from van the Velde Veldmann house and buried under itself the housewife, whom one hurts however, to get out could. A further injury suffered the woman of the architect Lühn, which was met by a converging bar. Unfortunately we have to deplore also a dead one. A child of our school, Flerlage, suffered a heavy Verwundung at the head, at which it died at the twelfth days.
One instant had been sufficient, in order to destroy all, which people diligence with strive and had established emergency in work of long years. But unverzagt the developing work went. The tempest was hardly twisted, there saw one everywhere active hands, which saved the property or repaired defective places at the houses. The community spirit of the Lingener population showed up in its most beautiful light. The railroadman workshop made expert workers available for the clearing up work in large number. On the roofs of the damaged houses it already wimmelte in the evening of the misfortune daily of active humans. It applied nevertheless to get as fast as possible roof over the head because it threatened to rain. It was to be feared that the humidity, which the rain brought, unhindered into the living and sleep area penetrate could and spoiled, which the storm had spared. Unfortunately soon rain weather began and increased the damage to property. For the protection of the property of the citizens transferred the Kivelinger and the contactor brothers the night watch in the city. With this self-help assistance associated from the outside. The commission mayor Gilles, Landrat Dr. Pantenburg and Studienrat Schwenne, it succeeded to receive large money of the government agencies under guidance of the head of the provincial government Dr. Sonnenschein for the distressed population. Generally speaking about 600,000 M met to the Linderung of the first emergency. Circle and municipal savings bank placed 150,000 M to 4% to the order. From far and near condolence demonstrations ran in. Already in the first night after the misfortune railways clay bricks rolled here, and on the other day the reconstruction of the city was in full enterprise. The roads Lingens showed an active life in the days after the disaster. From everywhere look-merry were here-hurried for the inspection of the devastation place. Some visitor sacrificed its Scherflein for the storm-damaged, which the results of the can collections showed into managing (823.70 M) and in the roads Lingens (654 M).
Lingen for the future may remain exempted from a similar misfortune