Ammon community loses two to severe weather


AMMON, NC (WWAY) — The small community of Ammon, just north of Elizabethtown in Bladen County, lost two people to the severe weather Saturday.

Marcella McKoy lives on Old Fayetteville Road, just a few miles down from where the two lost their lives.

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“We were actually out on the highway headed in this direction, and we turned around, so I feel really blessed that we’re still here,” McKoy said. “I live about six miles from here, and I heard that the tornado hit down and someone was definitely killed.”

She said she believes her uncle was one of the victims, but it has not been confirmed.

“I’m not for sure if it was my uncle,” McKoy said. “Right now, we’re really just not sure.”

When the road block finally cleared on Old Fayetville Road we could see the devastation. Pieces of furniture, appliances, clothing and even vehicles were scattered across the ground, remnants of what used to be homes.

Bladen County Emergency Services confirmed two deaths, four damaged homes, and one injury in Ammon.