Cleanup continues one month after tornadoes


by Adam Walser

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 2 at 9:36 PM

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Cleanup is moving along in communities across Southern Indiana.
It was a month ago that an EF-4 tornado destroyed Henryville, one of many that killed 11 people across Southern Indiana.
"It was a good little town. A good quiet little town. It's just not here no more," Marysville resident James Sutton said.
Before a tornado ripped apart Marysville, Ind., most of the country had never heard of it.
For Sutton, it was the center of the universe.
"All or our friends and neighbors, their kids. They grew up here. They were ours too. It's kind of hard to see them leave," Sutton said.

Just about everybody in town had to leave, after tornadoes knocked down all but about seven homes in town.
"It's totally depressing. You can watch all this you want to on TV, and it's nothing like living here," Sutton said.
Joanne Murphy rode out the tornado that destroyed her home in a closet and didn't suffer even a scratch.
She says the month of March went by like a blur.
"It's as though it happened to someone else," she said.
Throughout Southern Indiana, new barns, garages and siding are going up.
Roofs are being replaced on buildings still standing.
Cleanup continues for those knocked down.
It's been a month marked by the kindness of strangers and volunteers... and important lessons in life.
"What I lost doesn't matter, doesn't matter at all," Murphy said.

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