Six Month Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado Outbreak

It’s been six months since a deadly tornado outbreak in Eastern Carolina. Sunday in Bertie County the Colerain community was remembering those lives lost as they continue to rebuild from the damage.

Lumber and building materials are scattered in the front yards of many homes on Morris Ford Road in Colerain. Behind the homes you can still see some split trees and debris. It’s all reminders of what happened six months ago.

It was back on April 16th that tornadoes struck in the area killing twelve in Bertie County and leaving behind destroyed homes and buildings.

On the six month anniversary many continue to try and rebuild and community members say they are grateful for groups like Samaritan’s Purse and Baptist Men who have helped them.

Bertie County emergency management officials say around 80 percent of homes in Bertie County have been partially to completely repaired. They hope to be finished with repairs by the holidays.

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  • by TO MANN Location: Bertie County on Oct 17, 2011 at 02:39 AM
    Everyone that lost a home in Bertie County during the tornadoes OR during the flood did NOT get a free replacement home. Some have something called insurance that helped but was NOT for free. We continue to have benefits to support our own. The other communities that were affected are probably already finished with their repairs, so there is nothing to report.
  • by Mann on Oct 16, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    What about all the others that weren't in Bertie county?? I guess they don't matter since they won't get a free replacement house from the state

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