Day Of Destruction - Tornado Which Struck Enterprise High SchoolRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 04 2019 11:09 PM
Alabama author Carol Trant Dean’s “Day of Destruction” records survivor accounts of the day a deadly EF4 tornado struck Enterprise High School and the struggle to come to terms with the devastating event.
The tornado, with winds of more than 170 mph, took the lives of eight Enterprise High students and one nearby resident on March 1, 2007. It was the worst U.S. tornado strike on a school since the 1960s. The tornado outbreak began in Kansas the day before and spread east claiming 20 lives and producing 56 tornadoes before the storm system moved into the Atlantic after producing a final twister in North Carolina on March 2.
Carol is the daughter of the late Julia Trant. Mrs. Trant served many years as Houston County Circuit Court Clerk. There have only been two Circuit Clerks since Mrs. Trant's retirement, those were Judy Byrd and current Circuit Clerk Carla Woodall.
Mrs. Dean is a product of the Dothan City Schools and furthered her education.
The Enterprise Tornado occurred May 1 and Lee County Tornado occurred yesterday, May 3. Both are proof that you never know what the future holds, but you will always know WHO holds the future. See you in church Sunday.