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Sunday marked 2nd Anniversary of Americus tornado

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Sunday marked the second anniversary of the deadly Americus tornadoes. Sumter Regional Medical Center along with several businesses and homes were leveled when those tornadoes roared through.

Most of the areas that were effected have since been rebuilt. And residents say with this weekend's threat of severe weather and those hit hard by tornadoes in Alabama; they can't help but remember the devastation two years ago.

"It was basically the same time two years ago. And I thought long and hard about it. I was up until three o'clock this morning watching the radar. You know it's something you have to think about this time of year. Only the good Lord knows what is going to happen," said Norman Bass.

"We sympathize with them and know they will come together and rebuild their communities,"said Red Cross Volunteer, Marty McDonald.

The tornadoes two years ago caused widespread destruction in both Sumter and Baker Counties. Nine people were killed.


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