If it’s worth repeating, it’s worth repeating

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Another week, another severe storm. It seems Lincoln County is in the crosshairs for severe weather lately.

Just as Brookhaven was cleaning up and recovering from storms that downed trees and damaged homes, Lincoln County was hit.

Strong winds from an EF-1 tornado damaged homes, sheds, and power lines and poles early Monday in the Dunn-Ratcliff Road and Old Red Star area, as well as along Hwy. 51 and in Brookhaven.

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The Dunn-Ratcliff Road area appeared to take the brunt of it. Power crews were working as soon as the sun was up Monday, and they stayed on the job through Monday night and into Tuesday.

By Tuesday night, power had been restored to most customers. Those hard-working men and women don’t often get the thanks they deserve but their efforts help life return to normal following a storm. We are grateful for their dedication.

We are also thankful for the many neighbors and volunteers who pitched in to help storm victims. On Monday morning, chainsaws and tractors were running bright and early. Several people we spoke with were out helping their neighbors clean up, even though their own properties were a mess.

Everyone we spoke with along Dunn-Ratcliff Road was thankful that the damage wasn’t worse. No lives were lost, and that’s something we can all be grateful for.

We said it last week after Brookhaven was hit but it’s worth repeating. It’s often in the worst of times that communities show what they are made of.  We’re thankful that Brookhaven and Lincoln County are made of such caring, kind people.