February 7, 2007

The worst natural disaster in the history of the Delta town of Brinkley (Monroe County) was the tornado that hit the small city on March 8, 1909. The storm devastated the area, killing over fifty citizens and leaving only one church and eight of the town’s approximately 1,500 homes and buildings untouched. Governor George Washington Donaghey quickly declared martial law in the area, and the town’s citizens began the cleanup and the rebuilding of their town and homes.

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