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Retired LCSO deputy's son speaks about childhood home being destroyed by tornado

Bennarr Revell was thrown across his living room into the fireplace
Posted: 6:58 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 22:58:17Z
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LEON COUNTY, Fla. — On Sunday, March 3, an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Baum Community leaving devestation behind.

The storm also destroyed a retired Leon County Sheriff's deputy home.

Bennarr Revell was with the department for more than 25 years. His son Ben Revell says that Sunday night when the storm came, his father was thrown across his living room into the fireplace.

Ben says when he finally came to, neighbors had to pull him out of the wreckage. Bennarr is currently in the hospital with several fractured ribs and bones in his spine, but is in good spirits.

Ben says even though the house he grew up in was destroyed, he is thankful his father is alive.

"Houses can be rebuilt. Lives obviously can't. So what matters is that everyone is alive and everyone is safe and that's all that we can ever ask for," said Ben.

There is a fundraiser that will go directly to the Revell family. To contribute you can call 850-385-3010. On Thursday at 6:00 p.m, the Leon County Sheriff's Office is going to be offering food to those living in the Baum community. The address is 11877 Steeds Run.