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Kentucky, Virginia Residents Picking Up The Pieces

People in Pulaski County hit hard by storms Tuesday will continue cleaning up the damage.

Several mobile homes near the Dabney community were damaged. People are now trying to salvage what they can.

Torrential rains, winds, and storms moved through the area yesterday afternoon. Two trailers were destroyed. Most others in the neighborhood were damaged.

One of the homes was blown off its foundation into the street. Firefighters had to use tractors and backhoes to get the home off the street, and back onto the lot where it once stood.

Neighbors say they are lucky to be alive.

In addition, crews are still working to clean up damage after strong storms roll through southern Kentucky and into southwestern Virginia.

The Big Stone Gap area appears to have the most damage, where officials say in only a matter of minutes, trees were uprooted, power polls snapped, and several homes were damaged or destroyed.

Volunteers from around the area assisted rescue officials in checking homes for damage or people who may be injured inside.

Officials say Powell Valley High School is being used as a shelter and that anyone.


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