18 Photos of the Deadly Lorain Tornado of 1924

As we usher in another tornado season here in the sunny Midwest, we give pause to one of northeast Ohio's deadliest storms, the Lorain-Sandusky Tornado, which swept off of Lake Erie in June of 1924, killing 85 people and displacing dozens more.

All photos are courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project and Cleveland Press.

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Map of tornado path.
Map of tornado path.
Storm damage in Lorain.
Storm damage in Lorain.
The Colorado St. district was reduced to match sticks.
The Colorado St. district was reduced to match sticks.
Child victims of the tornado being treated at the Red Cross.
Child victims of the tornado being treated at the Red Cross.
A man holds on to a piece of wood that was embedded into a tree during the storm.
A man holds on to a piece of wood that was embedded into a tree during the storm.
The Red Cross sets up a soup tent to help victims of the tornado.
The Red Cross sets up a soup tent to help victims of the tornado.
A temporary shelter for survivors.
A temporary shelter for survivors.
Surveying storm damage.
Surveying storm damage.
A home with only the cellar remaining.
A home with only the cellar remaining.
Storm damage.
Storm damage.