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1936 tornado victim fought for life after storm struck
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There are so many stories that have been told and retold about the 1936 tornado that caused more than 200 deaths in the heart of Gainesville. One from a survivor that largely was untold except to his family provides a vivid description of the horrors of being in a tornado. Iverson D. Hudgins, a horticulturist, saw the storm coming toward his house near downtown Gainesville while looking out his window.