Alabama’s Governor spent MLK holiday touring Wetumpka devastation

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Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey spent MLK Day touring the devastation left behind by the weekend tornado in Wetumpka. 

Governor Ivey has now seen for herself the damage left behind in Wetumpka following Saturday’s tornado.

The EF-2 tornado ripped through the area on Saturday left the small town devastated.  At least 25 homes were destroyed, in addition to public buildings and churches. Some residents say they hope the state will help them get back on their feet. 

Wetumpka’s mayor says most of the debris has been moved from the road.

Hundreds of volunteers joined with the town in clean-up efforts. Many of those volunteers came from Maxwell Air Force Base. 

While residents are grieving for what they have lost, their hearts are filled with gratitude. Despite the severe damage, no one died in the tornado.  We’ll continue to keep the city of Wetumpka in our prayers.

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