Geiger Marks Anniversary, Recovery

This weekend will mark the one year anniversary since a devastating tornado struck the tiny town of Geiger, Ala.

The twister was an F3; not a single structure in the town was spared.

Residents say recovery has been slow.

"The churches are not back fully, but we're building," said Georgia Campbell, president of the Geiger Citizens Committee. "And a couple of people don't have their houses now, but basically, everybody is just coming together as a community."

"I see closeness that wasn't there before and if it has taken that to bring people closer together, I'm happy," said Florence Turner, storm survivor.

To celebrate the progress that has been made, residents in Geiger are inviting people who helped them after the storm to return to the area for tours and fellowship.

The celebration service will be Saturday, Apr. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Geiger City Hall.

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