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Residents rebuild after storm

A look back at the past year and recovery efforts since the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that damaged the area.

Also in the package: — Emergency Sirens surround county and UM prepares for potential diasters. (April 25, 2012, Page 1)

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    Storms cost county $1.4 million

    Six months after severe thunderstorms that produced a tornado and damaging straight-line winds wreaked havoc on Lafayette County, some families are still rebuilding. According to FEMA, more than $171,000 was given to local individuals through grants and low-income loans. The storms cost Lafayette County $1.4 million, according to officials. (October 31, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Storm debris mulch ready for use

      Tons of mulch made from the downed trees and brush from the storms that wreaked havoc in Lafayette County on April 27 are ready for the public to come and take as much as they’d like for free at the Lafayette County Industrial Park. (August 23, 2011, Page 1)

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        Debris cleared yet?

        Lafayette County residents who still have storm debris around their property have about two weeks to get it picked up and hauled away. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)

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          County looks to lend hand with waterways

          Residents along Punkin Creek and Yocona River are hoping to get some help clearing out the now-clogged waterways after a tornado and straight-line winds blew down thousands of trees last month. (June 1, 2011, Page 1)

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            Another storm blows through

            While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

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              Officials: F3 tornado hit county

              An F3 tornado tore a destructive path through Lafayette County on Wednesday with straight line winds damaging the community earlier that day, according to the National Weather Service. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)

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                Breaking news – F3 tornado hit Oxford

                Weather officials say straight-line winds caused most of the damage during the first storm to blow through the community on April 27. However, the second storm that hit later that afternoon and caused so much damage in the Pine Flat community has been classified by the National Weather Service as an F3 tornado. (May 2, 2011)

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                  A close call for many

                  Pine Flat Community began recovery efforts on Thursday while most of the community remained in shock over the damages to the area. Volunteers came to help begin putting together the pieces of their lives. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Power restored to most residents

                    Around 2,000 residents are still without power in the county while city residents mostly have power back on after 12 hours of storms that wreaked havoc on poles and electric wires. (April 28, 2011, Page 5)

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