Bertie County Tornado Victims: Recovery Process Slow

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

It's been almost three weeks since multiple tornadoes ripped across the state, killing 24 people. In hard hit Bertie county, tornado victims say the recovery process is moving slowly.

Donna Mizelle lives in Askewville. She says FEMA gave her $5,900 to fix her roof, several windows, a partially collapsed ceiling and her barn. She says it's a start, but it's not nearly enough. In Colerain, Stephanie Bowser says FEMA hasn't given her anything yet, which she says is hard because her house is destroyed.

"It's not fixable. It's going to have to come down. The county has declared that it's going to have to come down. So I'm in the process of trying to rebuild, pick up the pieces and go on with our lives."

FEMA says it's office at the Colerain community building on West Academy Street as long as necessary to help tornado victims.

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