by Cotton Patch Productions
An old Indian legend claimed that strong winds would never hit the small southern town of Americus, Georgia. That all changed one night in March 2007 when a one-mile-wide category F3 tornado tore through the town of 17,000 residents carving out a path of destruction 38 miles long through the surrounding area.
It destroyed the local Sumter Regional Hospital, forcing the evacuation of all the patients who amazingly escaped with only minor injuries. Over 500 homes were affected with about 100 completely destroyed. Two local residents died in the storm.
This documentary series involved interviewing dozens of local residents who were affected by the storm, including hospital staff. The actual storm was caught on video by hospital security cameras. Watch FIVE documentary short episodes, 2-4 minutes each, documenting the storm and the aftermath.
Americus Tornado - Documentary Webisodes:
1) Tornado Hits Americus, Georgia
2) Sumter Regional Hospital -- A War Zone
3) The Aftermath - Aerials
4) Two Deaths
5) Cynthia West - Personal Account
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