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Lowndes Co. storm clean up continues


Looking at all the storm damage in Lowndes County makes residents feel grateful to be alive.

"We're very thankful and feel blessed that no was injured and no lives were lost," Lowdnes County resident Chad Holley said.

the EMA director says the majority of the damage was on Highway 21, County Roads 33, 37 and 26 and near Highway 21 where the tornado rammed through the Holley family farm.

"Wee definitely have our work cut out for us," Holley said.

The path of destruction about 20 acres damaging almost all of the equipment on this property including the barn behind me and these storage facilities.

"There were two grain bins that were placed adjacent to this barn and they were picked up and thrown some 500 feet into the pond," Holley said.

Next to the family farm is Greater Mount Olive AME Zion Church.

Winds blew the large stain glassed picture window of Jesus at the baptism pool, leaving a huge hole and debris.

"It bust some of the walls from the ceiling," Washington said.

Rain flooded the sanctuary. Pastor Washington says despite the destruction, the congregation still met for Sunday service.

"This fight is not mine, it belongs to god. So when it happened this is all God's work," Washington said.

Holley will be able to repair the family home and replace the equipment.

Pastor Washington says plastic will cover the hole and church activities will continue as usual as they rebuild after the storm.

While no people were hurt in Lowndes county, several horses were.

The EMA director says the horses are under a veterinarians care.

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