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Emerson tours storm damage that killed 3

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (middle) talks to Cindy Miller of Jacksonville, N.C., as Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter listens Monday just outside Diehlstadt, where an EF2 tornado struck the community June 4. Miller's father-in-law and two brothers-in-law were killed during the tornado.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

DIEHLSTADT -- A week after a deadly tornado swept through Diehlstadt, its residents continue to pick up the pieces.

On Monday U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson along with Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter toured the community to survey the damage from the nighttime June 4 tornado that killed three residents, Loy G. Miller, 70; and two of his sons, Jasper L. Miller, 49; and Randy G. Miller, 47.

"It's so heartbreaking," Emerson said as she looked over the property where Loy Miller's mobile home was struck by the tornado and is now a vacant lot. "... It's sad -- and scary."

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