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Updated: 02/28/2016 08:30:04AM

Neighboring homes fall victim to twisters — twice

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS
Jean, front left, and Don Reed survived a spin-off tornado from Hurricane Charley in 2004, but were forced out of their home for more than a year. This week, friends are helping them move again, after a tornado struck the same home on St. Helena Lane in Deep Creek.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS
Lynn and Frank Renaud had extensive roof damage from Wednesday's tornado, but still love their home on Lake Zappa, which seemed to have higher-than-usual water levels this weekend. "Somewhere in that lake is a lot of debris," Frank said.

By GARY ROBERTS

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DEEP CREEK — Two houses, right next to each other on St. Helena Lane, share an uncommon, tragic past. In 2004, a tornado spawned by Hurricane Charley sliced a chunk off each home, destroying one.

Wednesday, history repeated itself. The tornado that slashed its way through Deep Creek damaged one residence and, once again, made the home of Jean and Don Reed uninhabitable.

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