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Celina tornado: 911 calls describe moments after storm hit

Published: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 11:56 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

Several people called 911 to report damage and injuries following the tornado that damaged a portion of Celina and other parts of Mercer County Sunday evening.

“We’re at C-town and we have some injured,” one caller told 911 dispatchers. “They’re walking, but they’re bloody and there’s a baby, too.”

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Another caller reported the significant damage to the Dollar General store in the city.

“The Dollar General is collapsed on one half and we’ve got a couple coming out with a child screaming,” the caller said.  “They’re walking around in a daze. I don’t believe they’re injured.”

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A third caller reported that people at Dunham’s Sports were hiding in the break room as the storm slammed the Mercer County city.