- Posted April 27, 2012 by
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Mississippi One Year After April 27, 2011 Tornado
Many people in Mississippi, today, are remembering the tornado that came through, one year ago, today.
This tornado came through, in the early morning hours of April 27, 2011, and many scenes like this were seen.
This is a ride by vidieo, I made on that evening showing East Webster High School,in Cumberland, in Webster County, Mississippi, including across the road from the East Webster High School, the Cumberland Baptist Church, which had some damage, but, served as a center for volunteers, like the ones shown here.
This High School was completely destroyed by the tornado, and only a few weeks later, with the work of the County supervisors, and the Webster County School Board, and the Golden Triangle Planning Development District, a deal was made for the East Webster High School to be moved to the then closed Wood college, in Mathiston, Mississippi, until the building of the new school will be completed in 2013.
People in this area remember all the trees that were blown down in their yards, and onto their houses, causing many dollars worth of damage, and some deaths in Mississippi, including one young man, in Webster County, when a tree fell and crushed his mobile home.
This tornado stayed on the ground for an unusually long time, in long stretches of land, and the same day, the areas around the University of Alabama had much damage, also.
Today, has been quiet a different day, but was very cloudy, and some rain expected, but, the night before the tornado of April 27, 2011, was a pretty quiet night, too.
The people in Mississippi, Alabama, and other nearby areas, are remembering, today, the tornado of April 27, 2011, and also remembering, how the people in these areas came together to work and help each other.