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.