Tornado recovery continues

May 15, 2015
In The News

Howard County is continuing to dig out from the devastating tornado that moved through the area late Sunday night, killing two people in Nashville and causing extensive property damage.

The National Weather Service has classified the storm as an EF-2 tornado, which packed winds of up to 125 miles per hour. The two storm cells that merged over the area also produced close to four inches of rain, causing extensive flooding and damage throughout Howard County and in neighboring counties. Howard County Emergency Services Director Sonny Raulerson said that a number of culverts and roads around the county were washed out by the heavy rains.

Damage was reported from Columbus, located in the extreme southern portion of the Howard County, all the way to Highway 26, about seven miles north of Nashville.

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