Franklin County tornado victim is thankful to be alive; funds needed for repairs

120116-fr-storm-damage-430pm-pkg

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – A family homestead in Franklin County is in shambles after a tornado swept through Tuesday night. Generations have been raised in the home, and now they are trying to get it repaired.

120116-fr-storm-damage-430pm-pkg2“I woke up the next morning at 4 o’clock and my teeth were chattering and I just shook all over because it hit me as to what I had gone through,” stated storm victim Adeline Scott.

Two days later, Scott still can’t believe what’s happened. The roof of her log cabin was peeled away by an EF-2 tornado.

Miss Scott and her trusted companion were already in the dark when the storm came. She believes it was divine intervention which saved them.

“I realized that the hand of God is far-reaching, because He saved my life,” explained Scott.

Miss Scott grew up in this home, one of 14 kids. It pre-dates the Civil War, built in 1859.

Friends and family have returned to the cabin, determined to get a new roof on in a couple of days.

“They were so good to me, they have been so good,” said Scott. “I appreciate them more than words can ever say.”

Family members said they want Miss Scott to be able to live out her days, in the very place she grew up.

A fund has been set up to help Miss Scott repair her home. Donations can be made at any CB&S Bank in the valley. The account is listed as the “Adeline Scott Building Fund”.