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Two weeks since devastating tornadoes

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

It has been two weeks, but Mary and Billy Jordan say what happened that fateful Friday night will never leave their memory.

"All I could do was stand there and cry. I mean there's no words to explain it," said Billy Jordan.

The Jordans, like many others, lost everything when the EF-3 tornado swept through Magoffin County. They say trying to clean up and move on is going to take a long time.

"It's going to be one step at a time. I don't think we'll ever heal from it," said Billy Jordan.

Neighborhoods are gathering together to help those who lost so much, but they say it has not been easy.

"It's just been a struggle because the rain's been nasty, and there's just so much to do. There's nothing to store anything anywhere. It's just, it's just gone," said neighbor Rigs Rowe.

Some people in Magoffin County say they are really not sure what to do at this point. All they know is to try to pick up the pieces, move on, and be thankful for those who are here to help.

"It's been tragic, but I mean people has helped. They've been good to us, real good to us," said the Jordans.

And they all seem to agree on one thing.

"Tornado has a whole new meaning. Before it was just like it was coming or passing through. Now you see it can really do some damage and destroy people's homes and lives," said Rowe.

"I've tried to put it into perspective, but I just thank God that he spared mine and her life," Jordan said.

They say they are just trying try to move forward one step at a time.

"Just making things a little bit better. Making the sun shine a little bit anyway," Billy Jordan said.


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