Tornado ravages Northeast Guilford County

Spencer Harris, News Editor

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On Sunday, April 15, state officials declared a local state of emergency in Guilford County. A tornado touched down in Northeast Greensboro, affecting the whole city. Homes and schools were destroyed as 135 mph winds ripped through Greensboro. Schools were closed throughout Guilford County Monday and Tuesday following the storm, due to power outages, displacement of students, transportation, and other storm damage issues. Three schools; Erwin Montessori, Hampton Elementary, and Peeler Elementary will not return to school this year, and students will be relocated to Alamance Elementary, Reedy Fork Elementary, and Bluford Elementary, respectively.
Relief efforts throughout Greensboro have brought hope to residents whose homes and businesses sustained damages. Despite remaining road closures and power outages, daily life is beginning to return to normal. Although the tornado ravaged parts of Greensboro, only one life was lost. The Guilford County Department of Human and Health Services partnered with Guilford County Schools to supply storm victims with meals throughout the week. Many churches have also pitched in, taking in donations and distributing food, water, and clothes to people affected by storm damages. Many Page students and teachers have helped with the relief, and would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to families who have been affected.

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Tornado ravages Northeast Guilford County