CELINA — News Center 7’s Adam Marshall is in Celina again this morning, where will be talking to residents, business owners and community leaders about they progress they’ve made in rebuilding after the area was rocked by the Memorial Day tornadoes.
The Celina area was one of the hardest hit when more than a dozen of tornadoes touched down in the region.
Just after 10 p.m. on May 27, an EF3 tornado with winds reaching 150 mph was confirmed just west of Celina, near Township Line and Bunk Hill roads. It was on the ground 7 minutes, traveled roughly 11 miles and was at least 200 yards wide.
At least three barns lost nearly half their roofs and dozens of homes were severely damaged. One home was lifted from its foundation with its walls intact and dropped in a field about 70 yards away.
Homes in the Fairground Road and Touvelle Street area had significant damage. Multiple cars were lifted and displaced by wind. One man died in the Fairground Road area after an airborne vehicle hit his home.
Adam will give you a tour of some areas that we hit, and he will have some heartwarming stories about the how the people come come together to rebuild their beloved community.