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Storm survivor, volunteer share new bond

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Peggy Blevins and Dewayne Searcy, now friends thanks to the storm recovery work. (source WBRC video) Peggy Blevins and Dewayne Searcy, now friends thanks to the storm recovery work. (source WBRC video)

Hi, everyone... this is Dennis Washington here in the FOX6 Newsroom. I am happy to hear more of you telling us you have your power back on... I know there are still people who don't, though, but I know the crews are working as fast as possible to help.

Our FOX6 News crews were very busy today visiting communities all over Alabama. FOX6 News reporter Ashley Nix found an awesome story in Brookwood today... she talked with Peggy Blevins and Dewayne Searcy. Peggy is a storm victim and Dewayne is a volunteer. The two have become great friends thanks to the storm. You can see the story here:

http://tuscaloosacounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/storm-survivor-volunteer-share-new-bond/80981

We have lots of other stories from our news crews today... you can watch them in the video player or by following the links below.

Also, make sure you check out our new website we launched today, www.FOX6RoadToRecovery.com. This web page has lots of information about how to help storm survivors or how storm survivors can get help.

We also have lots of information on our community websites. You can get links to your community website on our home page, MyFoxAL.com.

Stay strong and call us if we can help.

Dennis

 

Oak Grove family survives massive tornado
The Vice family in Oak Grove count their blessings after surviving last week's massive tornado. Taylor Barnhill reports...
http://westjeffersoncounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/oak-grove-family-survives-massive-tornado/80990

Peeks Hill man: daughter-in-law, first responders 'heroes'
A father from Peeks Hill says his pregnant daughter-in-law and first responders are the reason his son is still alive today. The couple were thrown from their home by last week's tornado, but she crawled nearly a mile to get help. Dixon Hayes reports...
http://calhouncounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/peeks-hill-man-daughter-law-first-responders-heroes/80989

Nectar storm survivors busy cleaning up damage
Karen Church reports from Nectar in Blount County where people are busy trying to clean up from last week's storm damage.
http://blountcounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/nectar-storm-survivors-busy-cleaning-damage/80983

Fisherman return favor, feed storm survivors
Fisherman from the Gulf of Mexico traveled north Wednesday to feed storm survivors in Holt, saying it was the least they could do to repay people in Alabama who supported them after the oil spill last year. Steve Ohnesorge reports...
http://tuscaloosacounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/fisherman-return-favor-feed-storm-survivors/80982

Sawyerville, Hale County shocked by tornado
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http://halecounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/sawyerville-hale-county-shocked-tornado/80979

Brookwood warehouse gathers donations from around the country
What started as a grassroots donation drop-off in Brookwood has turned into a warehouse full of donations that is serving people all of central Alabama. Ashley Nix reports...
http://tuscaloosacounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/brookwood-warehouse-gathers-donations-around-country/80980

Alabama Power crews work overtime to restore electricity
Katie Herrera reports on the more than 10,000 workers from 19 states that are in Alabama helping to get the lights quickly turned back on...
http://www.myfoxal.com/category/195956/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5818568

Blount County woman writes song about surviving tornado
Angel Walker talks about surviving last week's tornado and what inspired her to write a song about the experience...
http://blountycounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/blount-county-woman-writes-song-about-surviving-tornado/80984

Hale County tornado recovery
Melanie Posey reports on tornado recovery efforts in Sawyerville and other parts of Hale County...
http://halecounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/hale-county-tornado-recovery/80978

Celebrities, golfers remember tornado victims
Sheldon Haygood reports from the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek where golfers and celebrities offered support Wednesday for the storm survivors across Alabama...
http://www.myfoxal.com/category/195956/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5818545

JeffCo BOE mourns loss of employees, children
The Jefferson County BOE mourned Wednesday the loss of employees and students who died in last week's tornado. Alan Collins reports...
http://www.myfoxal.com/category/195956/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5818537

Moody recovers from storm damage
FOX6 News anchor Sarah Verser looks at the efforts in Moody to recover from last week's storms...
http://stclaircounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/moody-recovers-storm-damage/80977

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