Residents of a mobile home park flattened by a tornado are still rebuilding one year after the disaster.
Federal officials had initially denied Full Moon Farm Mobile Home Park assistance, but owner Sam Mason vowed to rebuild.
"They told me when they inspected this place this was the most destruction they had ever seen without the smell of death. I thought for sure we would get FEMA help, but I guess we didn't qualify, Mason said.
Despite being turned down, Mason was determined and he was able to obtain a $600,000 low-interest loan from the Small Business Administration. In the year since the tornado, 275 tons of debris has been removed from the property, and five new mobile homes are in place.
Resident Jamie Shipley looked to reclaim the spot where her home used to be.
"This is home. This is the only home my youngest daughter has ever known. This is where she grew up. This is where she wants to come home. We all want to come home, Shipley said.
Mason said he hopes to have all 10 homes back in place and rented within 90 days.
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