- Cindy's Pictures
Bill via email after searching for information on the tornado.
In searching for more information,
I stumbled on his web site, http://www.gottschfamily.net/
because on the 10th
Gerneration Page, it contained the following:
"Note: The Mau family home
was destroyed in the May 6, 1975 tornado in Omaha."
only did Bill put me in touch with Cindy (Mau) Gottsch,
but he included his recollection of the event.
Bill Gottsch was 30 years old at the time of the tornado.
can remember my dad's words to this day, "Jesus Christ,
I’m going to the basement,” then the phone went
Dan's Pictures -
Cindy via email after her Brother-In-Law, Bill Gottcsh,
forwarded my email address to her. She has contributed a
great deal of family photos from the event.
(Mau) Gottsch was in 8th grade at the time of the tornado.
ran back yelling, ''GET DOWN, GIRLS! EVERYONE GET DOWN!
THINGS ARE FLYING OUTSIDE!"...
(Mau) Gottsch, contacted her old neighbor that still lives
in the same house as he did when the tornado hit.
Vogel lived two houses south of the Maus.
thirty seconds, I could not see my hand in front of my face.
It was that dark as the tornado passed...
is my uncle and my inspiration for this site.
Hayden was traveling on Western Avenue when he was caught
in the tornado.
one point, as I was flying through the air, I saw I was
heading toward a chain-linked fence. I just knew I was going
to be cut up in to little diamonds...
contacted me via email. The house she lived in then, is
the house where Diana
lives now. Diana has provided me with the Omaha World Herald
from May 7, 1975... which I will post when I get a chance.
Still have a lot of scanning to do.
anticipation of what was coming our way got the best of
me, I stood up and looked through the trees in Peterson’s
backyard and was stunned. The sky to me looked “blue-black”
and I saw huge things whirling in the sky....