Holmes Co. Residents Cleaning Up After Tornado

Holmes Co. Residents Cleaning Up After Tornado

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. - Early Sunday morning, a small tornado touched down in some parts of Holmes County.

The majority of the damage hit between Carryville and Bonifay.

Power trucks, and timber companies were still cleaning up Monday morning.

The American Red Cross was also called in to assist some of the families.

"if there's any damage to the homes, busted windows, roofs off, leaking roofs, we'll go out and give them some assistance to cover the hole up with a tarp and try to care for their basic needs," said Red Cross Volunteer, Heather Clark-Sellers.

According to officials at Holmes County Emergency Management, eleven homes were damaged by the tornado,  two being destroyed.

While the American Red Cross can't provide new roofs for homes, they do help with the process.
"We just try to help them protect what they do have by giving them the tarps. Then they have to go through their insurance company or out on their own to get the rest," said Clark-Sellers.

She also said that while only a handful of people were affected, it feels great to be able to help.

"That is the most rewarding thing to me. That is what I do. I'm a volunteer firefighter and a red cross volunteer and that's all I do," said Clark-Sellers.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the tornado, but there were also reports of tornado damage in and around Graceville in Jackson County.

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