Magoffin County still recovering two months after tornado

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

Wednesday marks two months since the tornadoes hit Eastern Kentucky, and Magoffin County is just one place still trying to build back to what it once was.

Many buildings along the parkway in Salyersville still sit torn apart and empty, but there are some signs of progress. Some businesses have reopened, and others are well on their way. Many homes that were destroyed are also being rebuilt.

County officials say they are happy with the progress made so far.

"The people of Magoffin County are very resilient, as my deputy judge said, and we've really pulled together, and I think you can see by looking out at what the damage was that we've done a tremendous amount of work," said Magoffin County Judge-Executive Charles "Doc" Hardin.

The county is hosting a job and business fair Wednesday at the health department to talk about long term recovery.

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