On Tuesday, May 27, Sen. Thad Cochran visited Winston County to review the progress made since the tornado hit on April 28.
Sen. Cochran along with Congressman Alan Nunnelee and Congressman Gregg Harper had toured the area shortly after the tornado that killed 10 and destroyed or heavily damaged hundreds of homes and businesses.
Sen. Cochran toured the new FEMA temporary hospital that completed setup last week in the county after the tornado destroyed the Winston Medical Center. Sen. Cochran discussed upcoming plans and the use of the FEMA hospital with Interim WMC CEO Paul Black, Louisville Mayor Will Hill and State Sen. Giles Ward. See the May 21 edition or page 10 for more information about the hospital.
Sen. Cochran also toured the Natron facility (former GP plywood facility) that was destroyed in the storm. Local and other officials are working with the company to rebuild an even better facility in the county.
Currently running for his seventh term in the United States Senate, Sen. Cochran touched the importance of the healthcare in the county and the importance of helping businesses recover since they are the most important “job creators.”
Sen. Cochran is facing Thomas L. Carey and Chris McDaniel in the June 3 primary.