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Coming Sunday: In the Eye of the Storm

Special coverage looks back 10 years at deadly North Hall tornado

POSTED: March 16, 2008 5:01 a.m.
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Visit gainesvilletimes.com on Sunday and Monday for video and audio clips of local residents telling their stories. Additional coverage will be available exclusively in the print edition of The Times.

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Ten years ago Thursday, a predawn storm shattered the lives of Northeast Georgian families and took the lives of 12 of our neighbors.

On the morning of March 20, 1998, a tornado ripped through North Hall County and continued into White and Habersham counties. Eleven people were killed in Hall, one in White, and dozens more were left homeless. Lanier Elementary School and North Hall High were damaged by the twister, which caused millions in damages.

It wasn't the first deadly tornado to hit our community, but it was the most recent, and directly affected many local residents while reminding us all of the need to be prepared for the worst.

On Sunday and Monday, The Times and gainesvilletimes.com will offer a comprehensive report on the tornado's anniversary, covering numerous angles in both print and online.

In the print edition, you'll find exclusive stories about the people who were there that won't be online. Our reporters have interviewed dozens of people who were there 10 years ago, and their articles will look back at the storm and its aftermath through the eyes of local residents.

Also included will be a column by former Times editor Johnny Vardeman remembering the fateful day; in Viewpoint, how to prepare your insurance needs for a disaster; and in Life, residents tell us what they would grab first if a tornado was bearing down on them.

In Monday's print edition, hospital workers, Red Cross volunteers, law enforcement responders and school officials tell us what they saw that day and how emergency preparation has changed in the last decade.

On gainesvilletimes.com, we'll offer a special multimedia section of that includes first-person accounts from local residents telling their stories in their own words, on video and in audio clips, with photo slideshows and images from then and now.

The Times and gainesvilletimes.com are covering this story from every angle. To see it all, you'll need to buy a copy of the Sunday and Monday print editions of The Times, then click onto gainesvilletimes.com for special Web content.




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