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Alabama family, victims of 1974 tornado, survives direct hit of 2011 EF 5 tornado

What are the odds that a family would suffer two direct hits from a tornado?

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Jennifer Pitts Adair kneels in the spot where she survived a direct hit from the April 27th EF5 tornado, June 20, 2011. Her Camden Ct. home in Limestone County near Athens, Ala., was destroyed to the foundation yet the twister left her lying in floor of what was once her closet injuring only her shoulder. Adair credits her survival to lessons learned from the 1974 tornado that claimed three relatives years before she was even born.



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The Pitts family has endured great loss in the Tanner community having lost family members and homes in the April 3, 1974 tornado and homes in the April 27th, 2011 tornado. Jennifer Pitts Adair sits with her dad Wayne Pitts and mom Jo Ann Pitts in their apartment in Athens, Ala., June 24. Jennifer's home was destroyed in Camden Court near Athens and the Pitts' home was destroyed on Ingram Rd. in Tanner during the April 27th EF 5 tornado.

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Jo Ann Pitts stands with a box of treasured photos that survived the destruction of her home April 27 when a storm bearing an EF 5 tornado struck Ingram Rd. south of Athens, Alabama. The Pitts family lost three family members killed in the April 3, 1974 F5 tornado which also claimed two homes of family members on Ingram Rd. The Pitts family was struck again April 27, 2011 suffering the loss of a home on Ingram Rd. and another belonging to their daughter, Jennifer Pitts Adair, on Camden Court east of Athens when an EF 5 traveling the same path as the 1974 storm hit both areas.

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The Pitts family has endured great loss in the Tanner community having lost family members and homes in the April 3, 1974 tornado and homes in the April 27, 2011 tornado. Jennifer Pitts Adair's hand written journal shows an entry from April 29th, 2011. She has been journaling and keeping some of it on Facebook since the tornado struck destroying her home in Camden Court near Athens, Ala., and her parents home on Ingram Rd. in the Tanner community.