Drawing blown away by tornado found 100 miles away

HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - As the recovery effort continues in the Pine Belt, countless stories have emerged from the storm ravaged area. One man's story will likely be something he tells for the rest of his life.

The tornado dug a path of utter destruction through the area, leveling neighborhoods and businesses. Some homes were spared while others in its path were demolished.

Daniel Baggett will forever have a reminder of that incredible force in the form of a grade school drawing. He said a woman messaged him on Facebook shortly after the storm.

"Said, 'Is this picture yours,' and I said, 'Yes ma'am.' It obviously had my name on it," Baggett said. "She said, 'Well, it landed up here in Meridian next to the Alabama line.' I said, 'Wow really?'

Baggett said he has no plans of ever getting rid of the laminated drawing. In fact, he plans to frame it. If anyone ever asks why his fourth grade drawing of a bunny is proudly displayed on his wall, he'll have one heck of a story to tell.

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