Bertie County Remembers Deadly Tornadoes A Year Later

Communities all across the east reflected Monday on the one-year anniversary of the deadly tornadoes that tore apart many communities.

Colerain in Bertie County saw the loss of twelve lives.

Today, you can still see damaged trees as they now surround new homes along Morris Ford Road, a reminder of what came through this community just one year ago today.

Neighbors we spoke with say they are trying to move on and with time it has gotten easier, but that they are still working to make their community feel like home once again.

Joseph Jernigan lives off of New Road and lost his home in the tornado. He says the community is healing but getting back to normal is taking time. "I'm looking to the future, I'm trying to build up and get everything straight, you know I'm still working on the yard and still getting rid of some junk that was here that got mess up trying to take it off, just working on it."

Jeringan says he was lucky last year that he decided to mow his parent's yard at the last minute or he would have been home when the tornado hit.

In Bertie County between Askewville and Colerain 67 homes were destroyed and around 20 more were damaged.


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