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'Starting over is going to be so hard': Kentucky tornado victims feeling forgotten two months after the storm

Is the money going to those who need it most or to those who are most resilient and know how to operate in a system designed to fail?

Shay McAlister

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Published: 11:41 AM EST February 7, 2022
Updated: 11:32 PM EST February 7, 2022

It's been two months since an EF-4 tornado ripped through western Kentucky, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Seventy-seven people were killed, and hundreds of others were left without a home.

Immediately, assistance started pouring into the state including thousands of volunteers, federal agencies, and donations in the tens of millions were handed over from all over the country. 

So why now, two months later, do many survivors say they're still not getting the help they need to start over?

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