Century Celebrates Tornado Recovery With Trees

February 16, 2017

A small crowd gathered Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Century’s recovery efforts following an EF-3 tornado one year ago.

The storm tore through the town with winds of up to 152 mph, damaging or destroying over 100 homes and businesses on February 15, 2016.

Mayor Henry Hawkins joined recovery workers and the Florida Forest Service in planting trees at the Century Community Center on West Highway 4, and about 200 trees were available to the public for Arbor Day. Hawkins also issued an official proclamation celebrating the tornado recovery and Arbor day.

“Trees,” Hawkins said in the proclamation, “are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.”

Photos by Jared Sigler for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Century Celebrates Tornado Recovery With Trees”

  1. Elmo on February 16th, 2017 5:44 pm

    This is a good thing to have Florida Forest Service to supply the residents with nice trees to plant. Planting trees is an excellent way of helping the environment as well as provide shade in the hot months.

  2. Scott Griffin on February 16th, 2017 11:08 am

    I think that one year is very much unacceptable the family’s should have all ready have been living in there new homes six months ago.

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