Wednesday morning, a tornado went through our county devastating a few of our communities. In the neighboring county of Polk, 2 people lost their lives. Here, over 20 people were injured, but by the Grace of God, there were no lives lost here in McMinn.
The Deerfield and the Fairview communities were some of the hardest hit. Several homes were turned to splinters and quite a few families were in a moment made homeless.
According to the National weather service, tornadoes have doubled occurrence over the past decade or so. Please pray for these families and praise God that he had his hand on us, protecting us through this terrible event.