Marysville still rebuilding one year after tornado

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM

(WHAS11) -- The scars of the tornadoes that ripped through Marysville on March 2 of 2012 are still visible a year later.

"It didn't take long for Mother Nature to destroy it, but it's going to take a while for us to rebuild it," JR Righthouse, owner of Marysville True Value said. Righthouse has spent his entire life in Marysville. He was inside his store the day the storms rolled through. His store was spared, but not his town. Once the skies had cleared, he saw damage all around him.

"You see the damage, but it all doesn't register at one time," Righthouse told WHAS11 News.

There are some new homes up in Marysville, but there are still empty lots and dilapidated houses. The remains are a reminder of the tragedy the town has seen.

"It's like going to war," Righthouse said. "Unless you're there and walk in the other man's shoes, you don't fully understand."

Volunteers are still working to rebuild houses. The Marysville Christian Church is also being rebuilt just feet from the old one. The progress is bringing healing to those who live there.

There is still a need for volunteers in Marysville. If you would like to help with the rebuilding process, click here for more information about what you can do.

Visit our Kentuckiana Tornado section for a look back at the devastation caused by the storms on March 2 that blew through Kentuckiana.


 

 

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