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By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – It was a year ago Friday that a tornado ripped through Grady and Thomas Counties.

The tornado destroyed twenty-nine homes and damaged dozens others. One year later, its path can still be seen.

Some people in Thomasville are still struggling with insurance claims and are continuing repairs on their homes. Christina Hinkley just moved her family back into their house a week and a half ago. She recalls the most terrifying night of her life.

"Trees went all over each side and there were holes everywhere," Hinkley remembers. "I mean, it was horrible. I think we had nine oak trees alone on the house, not even counting the pine trees. We had twenty-six, twenty-seven pines in the backyard and we have none now."

Luckily, no one was seriously injured in the tornado.

The Thomas County emergency dispatch office says a reverse 9-1-1 system that was NOT activated during the storm last year has been fixed and is ready to warn residents in the case of another emergency.

 

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