Alabama trucker Phillip Roberson was on the other end of the line, distraught. He had picked up chicken meat on his regular run May 3, passing through the little town of Rainsville, which had been blasted by the recent tornadoes.
Madison County’s Jody Blackmon, who employs Roberson through B&B Trucking, listened. The Alabama trucker talked of the destruction, the pain in people’s faces.
“He saw this family out in their yard,” said Blackmon. “He saw the foundation of where their house used to be and it bothered him.”