Hamilton continues to work to clean up

Credit: WTVA ABC Tupelo, MS
Published on July 13, 2019 -

Hamilton continues to work to clean up

The Hamilton community is still cleaning up after a tornado came through in February.


Hamilton continues to work to clean up

Continuing to rebuild after a tornado came through town back in febuary... wtva's evan hensley spoke with the county ema director and joins us live with where they are in the recovery process... the community is beginning to receive money from the mississippi emergency management agency so they can continue with the cleanup but hamilton still has a way to go..

I spoke with a hamilton resident about what the past few months have ben like... thomas boles - hamilton "it was like a just a matter of seconds because we didn't even know the tornado was going to happen and it just popped up."

Thomas boles witnessed the chaos of the tornado first hand but says the community is working its way back... even though it's not easy... "it's gotten better but it's still really hard on some people.

Like him he still has mental breakdown of the stuff he lost."

Stand up and county ema director donna sanderson said they are about 70 percent through the cleanup process.

You can see behind one of the areas they are still working on.

You can see the concrete, bricks, tree limbs and trash that still need to be cleaned up and if i bring you over here to this lot their used to be a home over here.

And then further down the road you can see a couple of new mobile homes, those used to be different homes but have ben cleaned out.

And now the people have what could be temporary or permenate housing.

The aftermath has left residents with reminders of the past to keep moving forward... "we helped the day after the tornado.

We found a bunch of the old stuff we used to play with when we were little.

They are building their house again."

The timetable for this cleanup and rebuilding is unclear at this point.

Some of these people are remodeling or rebuilding while others may be leaving..

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