Ayden Man Killed By Hurricane Identified; Town Cleanup Continues

There is new information about an Ayden man who was killed by Hurricane Irene.

Authorities say Tim Avery was found dead in his West College Street home early Sunday morning. A tree crushed the 51-year-old man while he was sitting in a chair in his home.

The town is still trying to recover from storm damage. West 3rd Street, or Highway 102 remains closed due to down power lines and trees.

Ayden residents are receiving a much-needed helping hand from a Georgia Christian group.

"Hears With Hands" has traveled with two trailers full of water, food, tarps and supplies to assist those affected by Hurricane Irene. The group will hand out items Tuesday at the old community center off 5th Street..

The Ayden Food Bank will open at noon at the Anointed One Church on Edge Road. The American Red Cross will serve serve hot meals from noon to one and then from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ayden-Grifton High School.

Ayden Christian Care Center on West Avenue will open 8:00 a.m. Friday with a food bank.

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