The Storm — July 4, 1977
|The Storm — July 4, 1977 by the “Community Involvement” class of Phillips High School
The morning of July 4, 1977, was hot, humid, and muggy. At 2:50 pm, a fierce storm of raging rain, hail, and high winds struck the city of Phillips and the surrounding area leveling homes, barns, and trees and causing more destruction than most people had seen in their lives. This book describes that storm and its aftermath through many first-person accounts, photographs, and stories. They illustrate not just the destruction, but also the sentiments of those who lived through it and resolved to rebuild ever mindful of how rapidly nature can turn on them. They have marked the storm permanently in their memories, and this book captures those remembrances.