35-Years-Ago: Remembering the Sweetwater tornado of 1986

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(SWEETWATER, TX) – A natural disaster devastated the town of Sweetwater 30 years ago.

A tornado touched down around 7:30 a.m. on April 19, 1986, affecting nearly 2,000 residents. 

Long-time resident Ricky Gumm shared his photo collection from that fateful day which includes newspaper clippings and first-hand perspectives on the damage. 

All pictures included in this gallery have been provided by Mr. Gumm. 

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