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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Seminole County-- A Seminole County woman died Tuesday afternoon when a tornado destroyed her mobile home. Authorities have not released her name yet. Eight other people were hurt in Seminole County. Nine people were injured in Miller County, two critically.
Not much is left of Lillian and Russell Smith's home after the first line of storms passed over Miller County. "It got my house, my barn, all my equipment," Mr. Smith said. Their home is likely a loss and their farm equipment scattered and twisted across their property. "But me and my wife are alive, thank goodness," Smith said.
Just hours later, a second storm passed through Seminole County. The area had already received significant damage from the earlier tornado. "We have several homes that were totally demolished. We also had several that are going to be unliveable," said Seminole County Emergency Management Agency Lt. Jeffrey Grice.
Afternoon twisters left homes damaged, power lines down, and trees snapped. "Probably one of the worst storms we've had in a long time. Usually, we don't see a lot of tornadoes, but today we weren't so lucky," Grice said.
Mr. Smith said all he can do is "pick up the pieces and go on I guess." Now many families like the Smiths hope the days ahead are brighter so they can begin picking up the pieces.
Anyone in Miller and Seminole Counties with property damage from today's storms should contact their local emergency management agency. In Seminole County, call 524-8956. In Miller County, call 758-1005.
The Miller County School System called off classes for Wednesday, but faculty and staff should report to work.