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Two months on, tornado-ravaged communities well on their way

Yesterday marked the passage of two months since the swath of tornadoes hit Eastern Kentucky, and despite the long hours of countless victims and volunteers, the areas hit hardest still show the wrath of nature clear as day.

Magoffin County is just one of several places still trying to build back to what it once was and reestablish a sense of normalcy. Many buildings along the parkway in Salyersville still sit torn apart and empty, structures downed and signs busted, but there are certainly the hallmarks of progress in the rubble. Some businesses have reopened, and others are well on their way. Many homes that were destroyed are also being already being rebuilt. County officials say they are happy with the progress made so far.

West Liberty seems to have taken the biggest hit from the March storms. The small town is still badly bruised, but certainly not down for the count; several condemned buildings have now been completely razed to make way for the new, and feverish efforts to restore the status quo continue.

Filed under: Magoffin Co. | Morgan Co. | Weather | Public service


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