Book tells how Sauk Centre woman survived tornado

Even while living in a tornado-prone area of the United States, most people will never actually hear the thunderous approach of a tornado or be blown around inside one.

But that is exactly what happened to Linda Tordsen June 13, 1968, in Tracy.

Twenty-year-old Linda, her soon-to-be daughter, Nancy Vlahos, and her 8-year-old sister, Pam Haugen, were at Linda Vaske’s home when the tornado hit.

First came loud hail. Then they all heard a siren, but didn’t realize it meant a storm. At that time, the Tracy civil defense siren was sounded for fires, too. See more in Jennie Zeitler’s Dairyland Peach story.

 

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