April 18, 2014

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Community celebrates recovery from disaster

The 2012 Tornado that tore through the northern part of Pendleton County on March 2, 2012 ripped roofs, barns, and homes off their foundations and left a trail of damage strewn in fields, trees and roadways. The above photo was taken on Highway 10. Photo by D. Dennie.

By Roger McKinney, Reporter

Exactly one year from the day of destruction, Plum Creek Christian Church hosted a celebration of recovery from the devastating tornado of March 2, 2012.

A banquet was served by Plum Creek Christian and seven additional local churches to those who fought their way back from calamity and loss to rebuild in the community.

After the meal, at 1 p.m., everyone gathered in the church’s auditorium to celebrate the community’s victory over disaster. Early in the third month of last year, eighty homes in Pendleton County were wiped from the face of the earth by an EF4 tornado with wind speeds of 175 mph.