By A.J. Etherington
The Courier 

EF-Zero Tornado Touches Down Near Whatley Road

Roofs Ripped Off Buildings, No Injuries, Flash Flooding


Sean R. Heavey / For the Courier

On May 21, Joe Simmons surveys an incoming rainstorm while working to repair damage done to his garage roof by a tornado that ripped off portions of it the night before.

It was, by all accounts, a beautiful day on May 20. Temps had soared into the 80s, the dew point was high and the wind was low. So, Joe Simmons decided to take his dogs for some exercise. He had just returned at about 9:15 p.m., put the dogs in th...

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