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updated 8:40 PM UTC, Dec 13, 2018

Tornado Hits Spurger


by Emily Waldrep-

Spurger residents faced quite a scare on Tuesday, January 31 when a huge tornado-producing storm blew through the area.

Thankfully, no damage has been reported, but many residents saw and heard the tornado touch down inside the city limits. Other residents experienced extreme flooding and impassible roads during the storm.

Judy Mills was driving through Spurger on Highway 1013 on her way home to Warren when the storm hit.

 “I was driving 35 miles per hour down the road, and still couldn’t see anything,” Mills said. “Water was over the roads at many places, and I had trouble keeping my car on the road. I knew there must be a tornado close because the wind was blowing extremely hard, and the sky was almost black.”

 People who stayed off the highways also saw and heard evidence of a tornado. One resident was in her kitchen and said she heard a noise that sounded like a train, and looked outside and saw the cyclone.

No one was hurt in the tornado as it only touched down in wooded areas with no houses, but it did scare everyone in town and has reminded residents to have an emergency storm kit on hand at all times. 

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