Thomas County Remembers 2009 Tornado

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Residents say the tornado that ripped across the southern part of the county on February 19, 2009 sucked the water out of pools, tore down trees, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

Emergency workers who responded to the tornado say even now, reminders of the storm remain in the parts of the county that were hardest hit.

Lt. Robbie Hopkins was one of the Emergency Responders who worked the tornado.

Says Hopkins, "If you lived here and you drive down there and see all the trees that haven't grown back, you can still see the damage that was done, even two years ago."

The storm touched down around nine o'clock on the night of the 19th, and folks say within thirty minutes it was gone.

Emergency workers say it is a 'blessing' no one was killed in the F-3 tornado.


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