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4 March 2019

Tornado!

On 3 March 2019 a major tornado (possibly multiple tornadoes) passed through southern Lee County. As I write this at least 23 people have been reported killed by the storms and thousands of people are still without power.

I am intimately familiar with the rural area affected by this storm; my parents live about a mile away from where the majority of the damage was sustained. As I read about all of the road closures, I recognize every one of the County Road number designations; I have walked those roads more times than I can count. From the reports I've read so far, it sounds like the worst damage was done in the red highlighted area in this map:

(My parents' home and acreage is marked at the blue X).

I expect to visit their place tomorrow (driving out there, not walking).


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