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Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2005

By Staff
Keep on caring through storms
It seems almost odd to hear stories of devastating storms and not know Atmore was effected by those storms.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina evacuees from Louisiana and Mississippi flocked to our small town looking for help and any kind of relief they could find. A month after the storm many of those evacuees have moved on, but still more will remain until Louisiana and Mississippi return to normal, which could be a long time.
As Hurricane Rita ripped through Texas and Western Louisiana this weekend it caused even more death and destruction – an estimated 10 deaths so far – and will almost surely send more evacuees in this direction. The storm also further damaged the levee system in New Orleans, delaying its cleanup even further.
While it may not have received national headlines, 11 tornadoes ripped through the northwest area of our state Sunday, although damage reports have been slow to come in. The bulk of the damage seemed to occur around Tuscaloosa, but power seems to have been restored in most areas.
Now that we are fully on the road to recovery from our nightmare – which was nowhere near that of the one currently being experienced by our friends in Louisiana – it has been good to see the outpouring of support Atmore residents have given those in need.
Hopefully we can reap what we have sewn if we find ourselves in a similar situation again.

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