West Liberty remembers deadly tornado six years later

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WKYT)- A lot has been rebuilt and life has continued for people in West Liberty six years after one of Kentucky's deadliest tornados. However, citizens say they will never forget the tragic day.

Residents say they remember the EF3 tornado like it was yesterday but the memories of the community pulling together outweigh the chaos of March 2, 2017.

The tornado traveled 86 miles with winds at 140 miles per hour through Menifee County, Morgan County and then into the downtown region of West Liberty. Eight people died in the tornado and millions of dollars in damages was sustained.

Although the devastation made a huge impact in the tight-knit community, citizens pulled together and rebuilt the city.

"We certainly wanted to put one foot in front of the other and try to get back on our feet as quickly as possible," said Brock Litteral the President of Commercial Bank "We are a very resilient community and that showed in the immediate aftermath of that devastation."

The tornado would later travel through West Virginia causing more destruction along the way.

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