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Names of four killed by tornado in Rehobeth released
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Names of four killed by tornado in Rehobeth released

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Four people were killed by a storm that tore through southern Houston County Monday night.

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said those killed include: Carla Lambert (no age given), Terina Brookshire, 51, Ramona Michelle Lewis, 53, and Amanda Blair, 27. Two of the victims were relatives and two were visiting at the time the storm hit.

Houston County EMA Director Chris Judah said that the four deaths occurred in a mobile home on Leonard Drive in Rehobeth. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said seven people were inside the home when the storm struck. Judah said a tree crashed through the home, killing four.

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Monique Cross Lyon, sister of Michelle Lewis, said the three other people in the mobile home who survived were Bill and Lawanna Henrich, along with Bobby Blair. The Henrichs lived in the mobile home along with Blair and his daughter, Amanda Blair.

The storm was part of a series of storms that rolled through the area on Monday around 8 p.m. More information concerning the storms is being developed, but Kris Ware, Houston County EMA public information officer, said Monday that a tornado had been confirmed to have touched down around Rehobeth near Highway 109.

Ware said the tornado had downed trees, blocked off roads and damaged property in the area. Ware encouraged residents to stay in their homes Monday night and assess damage to their homes in the morning.

Ware said flooding was likely, as storms dumped about three inches of rain on the area Sunday and more on Monday.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office is holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday to release more details.

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