Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Day in the Life, Winston County

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. – (WCBI) After the tornado outbreak of April of 2011, Jeremiah Gillett was one of the many volunteers on the ground.
His reaction to the damaged areas of the Cumberland Community of Webster County was what you could call typical. What Jeremiah didn’t know, was that three years and one day later,Mother Nature would change his world as well.

Jeremiah’s story doesn’t begin there. In fact, it starts at the same place that it began for all storm victims of Winston County. Just north of the 4 corners region, near the Plattsburg community. They saw it coming. They took cover and they survived. They are members of Jeremiah’s family. His family’s property was the first one hit in Winston County that day. Brenda Goodin, says volunteers have played a critical role in recovery.

Now, Jeremiah is no longer a volunteer. As a worker for Prisock Pro Clean, he spends every day removing water damaged materials, like insulation and flooring. That doesn’t keep Jeremiah from recognizing all of the help that’s come from complete strangers. For, Jeremiah Gillett and all of the storm victims of Winston County, this is just one more day in the life.