Hodgenville rebuilding after Leap Day storms

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by Chelsea Rabideau

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 8 at 8:01 PM

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The town of Hodgenville is still standing, for the most part. But, for some residents, life as they know it has changed.

What's left of Jennifer Mayfield's home will have to be torn down to the foundation and rebuilt. She spent the day moving what's left of her possessions into a storage unit. But, she still counts herself one of the lucky ones. She and her neighbors send their thoughts to the victims of the March 2 storms.

"I'm truly sorry for their loss, and I'm not talking property, I'm talking about their loved ones. I could only imagine,” Mayfield said. “We were very fortunate to be unscathed and didn't have any loss of life, and I can just imagine what they're going through. But, they have a lot of people that are praying for them and are keeping them in remembrance."

The demolition and rebuilding will start as soon as the rain lets up. Insurance is covering most of the damage, but gaps are being filled by the rest of the community.

"Absolutely amazing, this community," Mayfield said. "We had neighbors who were affected who have been here pretty much all of the last week, helping to clean up, helping to try to move your stuff out, to salvage what you could. So, LaRue County is a great community."
 

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