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A year later: life after the tornadoes

by | Dec 22, 2016 | Latest

Charlie and Le Ann Peters, Collin County residents who live outside Farmersville, sit in their brand new house which was built after the Dec. 26, 2015, tornado took out their home. The couple was spared any injuries along with their wall full of crosses as they rode out the storm. Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times

Life, love, faith, safety and community. All of these things became paramount in the lives of those impacted by the Dec. 26, 2015 tornadoes that struck the Garland, Rowlett, Copeville and Farmersville areas.

Looking back, these stories are of those who survived, how they have regained their strength and how some cities learned from the experience.

Building a foundation on faith in Farmersville

A lone undecorated Christmas tree sits in a yet unoccupied house on Brinegar Road outside Farmersville.

“Is this ours?” Charlie Peters says to his wife Le Ann. Looking at their brand new house, the couple can’t wait to spend Christmas in the home with their families.

By Sonia Duggan, Greg Ford, Joe Reavis and Wyndi Veigel • Staff Writers • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Dec. 22 edition of The Farmersville Times or click here for the e-Edition.

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