Friday, November 26, 2010

16 years since the Thanksgiving weekend Germantown tornado

In the wake of thunderstorms that rumbled through yesterday along a powerful cold front, it's a good time to remember that November and early December is secondary severe weather season in the Mid-South. The best reminder of this fact though is the Thanksgiving weekend tornado that struck the city of Germantown, TN several years ago. In fact, tomorrow (November 27) marks the 16th anniversary of that destructive and deadly event in which three people from one family lost their lives while gathered for a Thanksgiving celebration at the home of Walter Person, Jr.

Last year at this time, I posted details of the event on the 15th anniversary of the storm, including recapping discussions I had with officials with the Germantown Fire Department who were first responders on that date. I invite you to read (or re-read) the blog post from last year: Remembering the Germantown Tornado, 15 Years Later

You can also see pictures of the event, courtesy of GFD Deputy Fire Chief Edgar Babian, here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Walter was my brother and I miss him.....I was suprise to see that his family was remenbered. I only looked up this today because some had an address with Germentown TN. that came accross my desk.
God Bless you all.