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One killed in powerful storms


UPDATE: SWM Company on CR 166 was damaged due to the storms. The company is looking to try and move into another building but is shut down.

Oxford School District announced at 12:50 p.m. that they will be keeping the students until the threat of storms is past. There will be no early release.

Lafayette School District said they will remain with the students in the halls until the tornado warning is past. There will be no early release.
(more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 1)

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    County storm victims begin to see grant money

    Since an EF2 tornado ripped through Abbeville in May, more than $40,000 in funds have been approved for Lafayette County residents affected by the storm.
    The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $3.5 million in grants to help eligible disaster survivors in Mississippi with housing and other serious disaster-related needs. Housing assistance included funds for temporary rental payments, home repairs, support toward replacing a destroyed home, or temporary housing units such as travel trailers or mobile homes. (June 9, 2010, Page 2)

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      MEMA, FEMA assess local tornado damage

      The number of homes damaged by the F2 tornado that ripped through Abbeville early Sunday morning is higher than emergency management officials first estimated, although most of the damage is minor, Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw said. (May 7, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Twister leaves death, destruction

        The tornado that left one Abbeville woman dead and two homes destroyed was an EF 2 tornado, which means it was fast and powerful, according to the National Weather Service. The twister produced winds of up to 130 mph.
        Two tornadoes were spawned by a supercell thunderstorm; the other hit Ashland where it killed three people. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Fierce storm kills 1

          Diagnosed with cancer, Daniel Mertz was struggling with medical bills and other expenses when he sat down with Ability Works general case manager Phyllis Sabbatini on Thursday.
          “I was without hope, but after just 30 minutes of talking to her, I had hope again,” Mertz said this morning. “She was just that type of person. Very kind and very understanding.”
          Mertz found out this morning that Sabbatini died Sunday morning when her Abbeville home was ravaged by an EF2 tornado. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Tornado touches down in Abbeville; 1 dead

            A tornado touched down in Abbeville early this morning, killing one woman, downing trees and causing structural damage in the area, according to local officials.

            Phyllis Ann Sabbatini, a 45-year-old woman, was reportedly killed when the storm hit around 3:30 this morning, according to witnesses on the scene.

            An unoccupied house trailer was also destroyed during the severe weather that moved through the northern part of the county this morning.

            (more…) (May 2, 2010)

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