By: Mike Springer
April 18, 2013
Madison County, FL-Twenty-five years ago Friday, a Tornado ripped through Madison County, killing four people and destroying dozens of buildings.
The tornado touched down around 4:30 in the morning while many were still asleep.
It ripped the roof off of a church, destroyed buildings at the community college and wrecked the cemetery.
The twister left a 12-mile path of destruction in its wake.
Those who lived through the twister still have vivid memories of that day.
"It sounded like a giant freight train or something coming through. A lot of other people felt the same way. They heard the same sound I did. But they were from different homes and different areas in the community. But that freight train was not a freight train. It was that tornado that came through," said Clyde Alexander, a Madison resident.