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Favre talks about enduring yet another destructive storm near his home

Feb. 12, 2013
 
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For the third time in the past decade, Brett Favre has endured a natural disaster in Hattiesburg, Miss., the community where the former Packers quarterback lives.

According to USA Today's Jon Saraceno (http://gbpg.net/XyUIXE), Favre sounded incredulous today, two days after a tornado swept through Hattiesburg.

“Nobody was killed!”' Favre exclaimed during a phone interview with Saraceno. “Look, everybody here is scratching their heads — ‘Can you believe it?’ Amazin’.”'

Favre said he and his family are OK.

Favre had just returned home from Southern Miss. University, where his 13-year-old daughter, Breleigh, was practicing volleyball when the storm hit.

“Where the tornado started, as the crow flies, was probably a half-mile to one mile straight east of my property,”' Favre said. “Then it just (veered) and crossed the main highway in Hattiesburg before heading to Southern Miss. You never hear of a college getting hit with a true tornado. The good Lord's looking out (because) the students were gone for Mardi Gras break.

“It's kind of one of those things down here. I don't want to say we overlook it but there are tornado warnings and bad weather all the time. To say that it was black and windy — that could be any day. At times, you just take it for granted.''

Favre was going to help clear debris surrounding the home of a friend. He said he plans to donate time and money in an effort to rebuild the facilities at Oak Grove High School, where he served as an assistant coach.

“I know there are people out there who would like to help either by donating (money) or their time ... coming down with their chainsaw,” Favre said. "Any and all (assistance) would be great.''

In 2005, winds from Hurricane Katrina pounded the Hattiesburg area. In 2002, a tornado touched down on Favre's property.

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