"Not a page gone in this Bible," crews search through tornado wreckage

PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- First responders descended on Middle Tennessee to help with search, rescue and cleanup efforts after tornadoes tore through Davidson, Wilson and Putnam counties on March 3.

Source: WVLT

Twenty-four people were killed across the state when six twisters ripped through Tennessee, 18 victims died in Putnam County, including five children.

While searching through the debris in Putnam County, Officer Denton with the Sparta Police Department stumbled across something that was nearly untouched--a Bible.

Officer Denton told WVLT News Anchor Amanda Hara, "There's not a page gone in this Bible. It's a family Bible. We'd like to find out whose family Bible it was."

A few minutes later, Officer Denton returned with more bibles, one that had been presented to Mary Evelyn Randalph (or Randelph) in 1946. Officer Denton asked WVLT News Anchor Amanda Hara to help find it's owner.

From photographs, to bibles and other personal effects, crews searching the debris field said they were collecting whatever they found with the hope of reuniting items with their rightful owners.

Officials manning the Cookeville Community Center told WVLT News a lost and found station was set up there to help connect people with treasured items.

For information on how to help tornado victims, go here.

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