Deadly Storm Leaves Lasting Damage

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Monday, March 13 2006 Mar 13, 2006 Monday, March 13, 2006 9:18:30 PM CST March 13, 2006 in News

"On Sunday, March 12, at 8:57 p.m., members of Randolph County Emergency Management activated the early-warning system for the city of Moberly and the city of Huntsville," said Moberly Police Sgt. Kevin Palmatory.

An hour later, all that remained was debris. Alan Littlebear's son, Chris, and Chris' fiance, Nikki, lived in the mobile home with the Briscoes, but survived the tornado.

"It's kind of something you don't think is ever going to happen," said the Briscoes' nephew, Troy Kirkendoll, "but it does."

Relatives said the Briscoes' daughter called about 10:00 p.m. to warn Billy and Pennie to leave their home. But, minutes later, the storm cut off her call.

"They got picked up and spun around," said Littlebear.

After the tornado, Chris tried CPR on Billy.

"It worked for a little bit until he didn't respond anymore," said Chris.

Now, family and friends search for little things in life that matter, so they can hold onto their memories.

"There's nothing left at all," said Kirkendoll.

Two other rural Randolph County residents, 84 year-old Margaret Everhart and 85-year-old Warren Clubine, also died in the storm.

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