published Friday, April 27th, 2012

After The Storm: Bledsoe County building back stronger

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BLEDSOE CO. (WRCB)—In Bledsoe County, an EF-4 tornado claimed the lives of four people on April 27, 2011. Residents along New Harmony Road say the still broken trees are a painful, daily reminder of what happened one year ago.

"It got real quiet and the finally it blew the door off the hinges and it took the roof off and then all of us closed our eyes and started screaming," tornado victim Riley Wooden said.

Riley Wooden's family was in the hallway, carrying a mattress to the bathroom to seek shelter, when the powerful storm threw them hundreds of feet away from their suddenly non-existent home.

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