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A week later, people in Laurel County are still picking up the pieces

The tornado first touched down in the Hawk Creek section, and one week later..the recovery..and the healing process continues.

Eddie Williams weathered a lot of storms in the mobile home he moved into 26 years ago. But last Friday, everything he worked so hard for..was destroyed in seconds.

“I’m still in shock. We're just trying to pick up the pieces…and put them back together,” he said Friday.

He’s a Vietnam War veteran and he’s seen the world change a lot. But he says nothing matched the terror he witnessed last Friday.

He watched the winds pick up his mobile home..carry it over a hill…and smash in thousands of pieces. A week later….his clothes are still up in the trees…and everything else…is everywhere it seems.

“I’m still missing a coin collection. Everything we owned is gone,” he said.

The dozens displaced by the tornado are getting lots of help.

Helping a traumatized community find some solace.

“We’re going to come back….we ain’t giving up,” he said.


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