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Father starts petition after Cook Co. tornado kills daughter

An Adel family is still torn apart, six months after the deadly January 22nd storms. (Source:WALB) An Adel family is still torn apart, six months after the deadly January 22nd storms. (Source:WALB)
"She's always in our hearts,the stuff we have to remember her by, we don't forget," said Jamie Livingston, father. (Source:WALB) "She's always in our hearts,the stuff we have to remember her by, we don't forget," said Jamie Livingston, father. (Source:WALB)
Alexis Livingston, 19, was among seven people killed in the Sunshine Acres Mobile Home Park that morning. (Source:WALB) Alexis Livingston, 19, was among seven people killed in the Sunshine Acres Mobile Home Park that morning. (Source:WALB)
ADEL, GA (WALB) -

An Adel family is still torn apart, six months after the deadly January 22nd storms.

"She's always in our hearts,the stuff we have to remember her by, we don't forget," said Jamie Livingston, father.

Alexis Livingston, 19, was among seven people killed in the Sunshine Acres Mobile Home Park that morning.

"I never expected to bury my child at 19," said Jamie.

For Jamie, the pain inflicted on him by the January 22nd storms is still very real.

"I just can't believe it's been six months, it just feels to me like it was yesterday," said Jamie.

The call that she was missing, having to ID their daughter, and her funeral, are moments that Jamie Livingston said he relives everyday.

"I remember that day like it was yesterday, It plays over and over in my head everyday,"

Jamie said over the last six months, he has been on a mission to promote more awareness about tornado safety-- and shelter. 

"What we're going through, I don't want another parent to go through, burying their child at a young age," said Jamie.

Jamie started a petition that has over 260 signatures in just 24 hours.

The petition calls for storm shelters to be mandatory in or near mobile home communities.

"Get something in place like a shelter or something in place where they can run and go to at night. Something in place so no one has to deal with what we deal with everyday," said Jamie.

Jamie, says he plans to take the storm shelter petition to state lawmakers in Atlanta later this year. 

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