Friday, April 27, 2012

Smithville, MS still Recovering from Tornado

      Last year was one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks since March of 1925. The outbreak destroyed many towns including Smithville, Miss. It has been a year since Smithville, MS was destroyed by an F-5 tornado. The storm destroyed 153 homes, 14 of the 16 businesses, and killed 16 people. Before the storm the town's population stood around 900; today, the population is around 500. Smithville needs businesses and people.
       The town is hopeful that they will come back from this tragedy and be even better than they were before. "We're going to be back. Smithville folks are devoted to rebuilding stronger and better," says mayor of Smithville, Gregg Kennedy.

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