WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — There’s a tree here in White Sulphur Springs that the Scott family visits every day.
This is the tree that Belinda Scott reached to for safety during the June 23 flood. The tree she found herself trapped in after houses farther down Mill Hill Drive were washed off their foundations and hurtled toward her. The tree she held onto as her skin burned from the explosion she barely survived.
It’s the tree she clung to as her son, just feet away, in the attic of a neighbor’s house, tried to talk to her through the night.
“We’ve lost five people in Mill Hill Drive. I want everybody praying for everybody who lost someone in this tragedy,” said Ronnie Scott, Belinda’s husband. “I want everybody to pray for them, because this is the toughest thing you could ever go through.”
Belinda Scott, 55, didn’t drown…