Orrick Tornado: Community, leaders will gather Sunday to review progress in storm recovery
An empty grain silo was among the casualties May 10 when a tornado touched down west of Orrick School and continued east through a residential area, damaging many homes and outbuildings, and toppling trees. This Sunday at 2 p.m., Mayor Cindy Lampton, the board of aldermen, as well aå county and state officials will gather near the Front Street stage to answer residents’ questions, distribute forms and provide an update on rebuilding efforts, insurance problems, grant applications and other topics of interest. Also participating will be the members of a long-term recovery committee formed to help residents with unmet needs. The Lions Club has assisted a number of residents wiåth cleaning and personal-care items, as well as food supplied to feed out-of-town recovery volunteers. The Lions recently received almost $13,000 in donations from United Auto Workers and the Ford Motor Company. The city is selling $10 copies of a storm film taken from a police cruiser’s dash cam to help raise money to pay off a dumpster bill of nearly $40,000. (Photo by David Knopf/Richmond News)
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