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Storm debrisPosted Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 8:27 AM
This came in too late to be added to our storm story in today's newspaper:
Eddie and Venita Carmichael of Flat Creek were monitoring amateur radio on Wednesday night, as storms ravaged the southeast and left debris in their lawn.
When they want to clean up, they discovered a tax return from Haleyville, Ala., near Cullman, apparently blown more than 100 miles by the storms.
"It just absolutely gave us the creeps," said Venita. The Carmichaels are Alabama natives themselves and immediately knew where Haleyville was and how far the debris had come. They also found a photo of a young couple, perhaps marking their engagement.
Venita Carmichael, who works for a local insurance agent, said she would urge any local residents to give a second glance to debris in their yards in case something else of value might have landed there. The Carmichaels plan to try to return the tax return to its rightful owner.
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John I. Carney is city editor of the Times-Gazette.
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