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Franklin County responded well in time of disaster

Five years ago one of the most destructive natural disasters ever to hit the United States occurred when Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and several other communities along the Gulf Coast.

The storm flushed millions of people from their homes, and several of these people sought refuge in Franklin County.

Long-time residents of the county welcomed the storm victims with open arms and helped them through one of the most difficult situations in their lives.

Though many have returned to the lives they left behind, some of the people who fled the aftermath of Katrina remain in the county to this day because of the kind and warm reception they received in their time of need.

Mother Nature gave these people one of her most horrific creations and the residents of Franklin County responded with kind hearts and compassionate souls. When these people were feeling their worst, we gave them our best.

While one can never fully recover from losing one’s home in such circumstances, help from a caring individual can help those wounds begin to heal. Franklin County offered many caring individuals to the new residents from the Gulf Coast, and those people are no doubt grateful for the reception they received during their time here.

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