So y’all just gonna keep thinking this “End of Days” is just hearsay huh?
The focus shifted Monday to repairing damage and cleaning up debris after a wave of devastating storms that swept across the South killed at least 45 people in the last few days.
“Starting today we go into recovery mode,” Zee Lamb said Monday on CNN’s “American Morning.”
Lamb is the county manager in Bertie County, a rural community in the eastern part of storm-ravaged North Carolina. Eleven of the state’s 22 deaths were in Bertie, Lamb said.
Storms destroyed 67 homes and severely damaged 15 to 20 others in the county, Lamb said. Federal emergency management officials are expected to arrive there Monday to assess the damage.
The storm killed at least 45 people, including 22 in North Carolina, six in Virginia, seven in Arkansas, seven in Alabama, one in Mississippi and two in Oklahoma, authorities said.
Seems that the ages of those killed range from small children to older folks.
In Waynesboro, Virginia, rescue crews on Sunday recovered the body of 8-year-old Lacy Elizabeth Taylor more than a half mile away from the bridge where she and two companions were caught in a flash flood the previous day.
One companion, a 9-year-old boy, was rescued by a bystander, but the other, Tina Marie Allen, 41, drowned after being swept away by the floodwaters, Waynesboro police said.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management on Sunday reported severe weather killed a Wythe County resident. The agency said Saturday that three people were killed by storms in Gloucester County.
The death toll in Virginia climbed to six Sunday according to state emergency management officials. However, official confirmation that all six deaths resulted from severe weather is pending a report from the state medical examiner’s office, said VDEM public outreach coordinator Laura Southard early Monday.
Meanwhile, the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management on Sunday reported that along with the 22 people who died, 80 North Carolinians were injured by the storms in Bertie, Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties.
R.I.P to those who lost their lives in this terrible storm. Hopefully the government does a better job helping these folks than they did with hurricane Katrina. *side-eye*
If you’ve ever been in a crazy storm tell us your story.