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    Rescue teams have completed search for missing 2-year-old Albany boy

    Search and rescue mission to be treated as missing person case by Dougherty County Police

    http://www.albanyherald.com/news/loc...93cd52ea7.html

    “When we brought in the Georgia Search and Rescue Team, our portion of this is to search every possible place we can and exhaust all those resources and make a determination of where the missing person may be,” he said. “We have had over 200 people in the area. We have cleared an area to ground level and below at least 150 yards away from the site. We’ve drained a pond to where you could walk through it. We have put dive teams in other sections of it. We have been a mile and a half downstream. We have been hundreds of yards past this pond area. We’ve literally cleared the ground to dirt."
    She added that there still was no photograph of the 2-year-old boy available.
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    Good evening everyone!

    I went into some of the hardest hit areas Friday for the first time when delivering items to several churches in the area for the victims. It is like a bomb went off. Such utter and total destruction. The photos online and on news channels cant begin to show how horrible it truly is. The weather people said it was a F-3 tornado with winds of 150 MPH. The tornado that hit Albany was a mile and a half wide and went on for over 70 miles damaging five counties. Another victim from Albany has died (Pat Gohman-77 years of age) who sustained severe head trauma when a tree fell on her home.

    When we were at the different churches rumors were flying about the two year old missing child. I couldn't find one person who doesn't think something is off and they said they have thought that since the very beginning. In today's time I don't know of one person who doesn't have photos of their little child yet the police made sure to state there are NO photos of this little boy. That is why there has been no photos of him and they were hoping if they had his photo someone would have remembered seeing him. Even if the parents phones were lost surely he has other family like grandparents/aunts who would have photos of him. I have even been thinking again about the 6 hour delay in reporting him missing and that still bothers me too. The parents were right there in the MHP when the first responders arrived so them saying they had no power in order to call LE makes no sense to me since they were physically there in person and would be able to make verbal contact with the first responders who were there shortly after the tornado was over. Also one of the first responders told us they saw this boy's father taking photos with his smartphone of them searching for his child. So why isn't there photos on his smartphone of his little boy?

    I have a sad sinking feeling he will never be found because I am not even convinced he was 'swept away.' I am glad though his case has been turned over to the Dougherty County PD.

    Its just in terrible times like this some try to do scams hoping gofundme accounts will be setup. We are already having some scammers who are taking the items given to them by the community and are selling them on the street instead. One lady told us her home was damaged in the first storm back on the 2nd and she has tried to have someone stay there at home when she is out but the other day she couldn't find anyone to house sit She said she left for two hours last week to take items to the tornado victims and when she returned her house it had been ransacked and her large tv and computer was stolen. Plus there are many posing as licensed contractors who are really con artists. The police is trying to stay on top of it the best they can but there is such an overwhelming need for them that people are making the mistake of going with the first one who says they can do the work right then.

    Another thing that is odd about the little missing boy is other than his parents no one from the community that I have seen has come out and said they know the little boy and saw him often at the MHP.

    I did figure the cadaver dog alert would be a false positive due to all of the raw sewage in the area he supposedly went missing from.

    I just hope and pray the police can get to the bottom of it and find the little boy one way or the other. Its heartbreaking to even think about but its reality. If he was in the debris field area the first thing the police would look for is vultures circling in the area over a particular spot. Evidently there has been no congregation of buzzards in this area. The search and recovery helicopter pilots who have flown over these areas numerous times looking for him were also looking for any sightings of vultures circling. It is even a better indicator of something or someone who is deceased than the cadaver dogs since they were having to work in a terrible environment that often it becomes confusing for them.

    Please continue to pray for our communities. It will take us years in some areas to ever overcome this. Of course many in the south are superstitious and believe things come in threes. Hopefully that will not come true in this instance because I don't think these areas would ever overcome if another tornado like this one hit this spring or summer which is really our peak time for tornadoes.

    Nilo Plantation owned by Olin Industries owns a huge plantation in Doughtery County and they have over 1000 acres of pines which were brought down by the tornado.

    The Marine Base have had federal contracting crews from many states which have come in to restore power and some of the personnel, both civilian and military, will be able to return to work on Monday. They are going to bring in temporary buildings until the others can be built back.
    Last edited by oceanblueeyes; 01-28-2017 at 08:25 PM.
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    This is the latest update:
    Tornado Update: Some staggering facts updated yesterday by the Emergency Management Director, Ron Rowe, . 1,000 Acres of pines down at Nilo Plantation, They have divided the County into 3 Sections for reporting purposes. Section B which includes Radium Springs Area.. These totals are hard to comprehend.. 307 homes totally destroyed..220 with major damage and 46 with minor damage..

    A miracle the death total is not much higher. Another storm victim died yesterday,,bringing the total to 5, not including the 2 yr old child still missing.

    The facts about the tornado are being updated also. The tornado that started at the Baker/Dougherty Line..Was 1.50 miles wide..Speeds of 150 mph and was on the ground for 70- 75 miles and travelled through 5 counties.

    Yesterday President Trump signed the papers declaring the area a Federal Disaster Area ,so that will bring much needed help and resources to the area.

    TIde's "Loads of Hope" arrived in town last night..to help wash clothes for folks.. Verizon is setting up "charging stations" around and Mediacom has set up several wifi "hot spots" Im sure the national media has moved on to "new" stories but thought those of you out of the area would appreciate the update ,,, Pray for Albany and South Ga,.,,

    A tornado also hit Clay and Calhoun County Sunday afternoon and of course the horrible tragedy in Adel that killed many more than the Albany tornado.. (it hit an occupied trailer park)
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    A news reporter interviewed a man in Georgia yesterday or the day before. He survived the flooding here in Louisiana last March, but lost everything he owned. Afterward, he decided to move to Georgia, and lost his home to a tornado last week.

    I believe he was chosen for an interview because of his amazing attitude. Sometimes, a person will put on a good face even though they're torn up inside. This gentleman seemed sincere in his attitude, taking it all in stride. He said he was ready to move forward and wait for the next big event in his life. He hopes it's the Powerball. lol.

    I've been feeling so bad for those poor folks, it did me good to see that at least one man could find the means to smile.
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    Oceanblueeyes, I definitely appreciate your informative updates. Life goes on somewhat calmly for those of us so far away. Without your reports, I would have very little knowledge of the disastrous effects these tornadoes have left. So please continue sharing when you can.

    Is there a possibility that there was never a "lost 2 year old", perhaps he never existed? If so, I am sure LE will uncover that. If he is out there, I pray his little body is found.

    This is the first time I have heard of the "Tide- Loads of Hope" and charging stations. Small comforts, perhaps, but very appreciated.

    thanks again, OBE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spellbound View Post
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    This is the first time I have heard of the "Tide- Loads of Hope" and charging stations. Small comforts, perhaps, but very appreciated.

    thanks again, OBE.
    They've been around for a while, Spellbound, at least since 2005. My son volunteered at the Tide station here in New Orleans after Katrina.

    Imagine hundreds or thousands of people cleaning up properties, and working in the muck and heat. Many staying in motels, or piled up in tiny FEMA trailers. Those Tide stations were sorely needed, as they are now in Georgia.

    The same for the charging stations in areas without electricity, and everyone trying to stay in contact with loved ones, and their insurance companies. Such a nightmare.

    OBE, I also appreciate your updates very much. Thank you for taking the time to write them.
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    Does anyone know why this kid doesn't have his own missing thread yet? How would we go about getting a thread started. This poor baby seems to have just dropped off the face of the earth!! There has been no mention of him in the news or media since Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    They've been around for a while, Spellbound, at least since 2005. My son volunteered at the Tide station here in New Orleans after Katrina.

    Imagine hundreds or thousands of people cleaning up properties, and working in the muck and heat. Many staying in motels, or piled up in tiny FEMA trailers. Those Tide stations were sorely needed, as they are now in Georgia.

    The same for the charging stations in areas without electricity, and everyone trying to stay in contact with loved ones, and their insurance companies. Such a nightmare.

    OBE, I also appreciate your updates very much. Thank you for taking the time to write them.
    This was new to me and I had to go look it up for more info. Unfortunately, there are no donation sites near me for "gently used clothing", but this is definitely a great project. Bless your son for volunteering with them after Katrina, bessie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenista View Post
    A woman flew through a tornado in a bathtub and survived

    “She heard the tornado warning come out and she took cover in the tub in her bathroom,” he said. “The only thing she remembers is that the tornado came in from the southwest across her home. At that point the whole backside of her house was sheared off. Her bath tub was ripped out of her bathroom and she ended up still in her tub in some woods near her home.”

    Hansford said he didn’t know exactly how far the women, who he estimated to be in her 60s, was thrown. Except for some cuts and bruises, “she was uninjured but emotionally shaken,” he said, adding that her house was totaled

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c5e3d6cf73df
    saw an update to this story: 75 year old woman and her son took refuge in their bathtub when it lifted straight up, spun round and round, then set them down.



    A second or two later, they were outside on the ground, sprawled 20 feet away from each other. Rickey Williams said he crawled to his mother, lay across her body to protect her from swirling debris, and asked if she was alive.

    “Yes, but I can’t breathe because you’re suffocating me,” he said she told him.

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    I knew there wasn't something right about the parent's story of their little two year old boy who is STILL missing. Evidentally the police didnt buy their story either. The state GBI is now involved in the investigation. I just got this alert in my emails.

    GBI searches former home of parents of missing Dougherty Co. child

    The GBI is assisting the Dougherty County Police with the missing person's investigation of Detraz Green, 2.

    Officials with the GBI and the Ashburn Police Department were on the scene of a home in Ashburn on Pineknot Road on Tuesday.

    According to JT Ricketson with the GBI, this is the former home of Green's parents.

    Green was reported missing during the January 22 tornadoes in Dougherty County.

    Search and rescue worked for four days to find Green, but the case was transferred to DCP as a missing person's investigation on Friday, January 27th.

    The Ashburn Police chief confirmed that the Tri-County SWAT team was called to the home in 2014 for domestic violence.

    www.walbtv.com

    I pray they find out what really happened to this little boy. For all we know they could have harmed him before the tornado even hit and thought this was the perfect way to get away with it.

    If they themselves have harmed him I hope they both rot in hell. They put the first responders and searchers through hell as they went through all of this twisted devastation for days on end trying to find him. And the community all came together to support these parents and if they are the ones who actually harmed him and that is why he is missing they betrayed everyone.
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    OBE, do you have a link to the article with this info on the missing 2 year old? The link in your post does not work. [never mind ... I found it using the title of the article you posted. http://www.walb.com/story/34391995/g...herty-co-child ]

    I think some of us were also beginning to wonder if the story was true. Do we know for sure they even had a 2 year old in their family? I suppose they do, since a name was given. But If they lied about that in order to get assistance of some sort I would be mighty upset, but I would feel better than what I am actually worried may have happened.

    Do we want to start a separate thread for the missing youngster, Detraz Green?
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    I've been sitting on my fingers since the first mention of the two year old. I don't know why but it didn't ring true from the very start.

    Has there been proof the child actually existed??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spellbound View Post
    OBE, do you have a link to the article with this info on the missing 2 year old? The link in your post does not work. [never mind ... I found it using the title of the article you posted. http://www.walb.com/story/34391995/g...herty-co-child ]

    I think some of us were also beginning to wonder if the story was true. Do we know for sure they even had a 2 year old in their family? I suppose they do, since a name was given. But If they lied about that in order to get assistance of some sort I would be mighty upset, but I would feel better than what I am actually worried may have happened.

    Do we want to start a separate thread for the missing youngster, Detraz Green?
    Since the GBI is now investigating Detraz' case I doubt we will get very little information since they are very tight lipped about any of their investigations. I would assume he really does/did exist because there would be a legal birth certificate on file.

    What they dont seem to believe is he was a tornado victim. They will go back and find those who saw him and when he was last seen. There are rumors floating around the father has a criminal record.

    I would like to know if DFC was ever involved concerning Detraz. So even though a thread was started for him here I highly doubt we will get much updated news about the status of his case.

    I just feel they have harmed their little child and used this excuse to get away with it. Of course its just an unsupported feeling I have had for sometime now and nothing more. The GBI however only comes in on a case when they believe criminal wrongdoing has occurred.

    Thank you for providing the correct link to the article for me.
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    OBE, there was a domestic abuse charge against the father 2 years ago... see the new thread for details. The search moved from the mobile home park where he was reported missing to the previous home yesterday. So far, no pictures of the little boy have been available by family ...? It is not looking good.
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