Gov. Bentley to visit Pike County Friday

Published 4:59 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gov. Robert Bentley will be in Pike County on Friday to visit areas affected by the EF-2 tornado that ripped through the county on Christmas night.

According to his press office, Bentley’s visit is scheduled to begin at Brantley Mobile Home Park in Troy about 1:45 p.m. The Governor will also survey damage and visit residents along County Road 2214 beginning at 2:45 p.m. at the Coggins residence at 1371 County Road 2214.

The Coggins home was ripped from the ground and found mangled in a wooded area nearby. Both Clark and Debi Coggins were injured during the ordeal and Clark is still recovering under hospital supervision.

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Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner will join Bentley in Pike County. The Governor’s Office reports that Alabama EMA is working with local emergency managers and various officials from across the state to help ensure that communities are connected to available resources.

For information on how to help the Coggins family and others affected by Tuesday night’s storm, see page 4 in today’s paper.