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Miller County community picks up the pieces following EF-1 tornado

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 18:18:01-05

MILLER COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Repair and replace are the next moves for families in Miller County picking up from an EF-1 tornado.

While there wasn't a ton of damage reported, the storm still left quite an impact on a couple of farms in the area.

For most families in Miller County, it's just an ordinary day. For others, it's the beginning of repairs to things that were damaged or destroyed when an EF-1 tornado touched down in the county.

"Well, the wind had done blown it down and flipped it and turned it over," said Jesse Mills, a Miller County resident. "And I came down here and looked at it well what a big surprise... just glad I'm alive."

Jesse Mills' home is still in one piece, but not all of his property was spared in the storm.

A trailer that sits on the family's property is left with walls smashed in and windows shattered. Mills says, after making it through Hurricane Michael last year, he never thought he'd see something like this.

"We didn't have much of a problem when Michael came through, it's just a problem we had at this time," said Mills.

In another community in Miller County, the Bryan family is left with pieces of barns that have sat on the family's farm since the 60s.

"The good Lord provided all this and he's gon' with patience, that's what we got to pray for his patience to get through this and we'll rebuild and be back going again," said Rodney Bryan, the owner of the family barns. "We'll get there."

Despite their losses, both families are determined to just keep on keeping on.