Thursday, March 24, 2011

No Injuries Reported From White County Twisters

Authorities in White County say a couple's decision to go to church on Wednesday night may have saved their life.  It was while they were at church that Ben and Geraldine Ancar's mobile home on Will Thompson Road near Cassville Elementary School was apparently lifted into air by a tornado and destroyed.  That same twister did some damage to a home across the street and snapped several utility poles in the area near the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 136 in White County.  Emergency officials say the tornado warning was issued at 6:55 pm and the warning sirens went off in Sparta.  Emergency personnel confirmed a touchdown a few minutes later, and while the storm was intense it was relatively brief, and officials say no one was injured.