Alabama Residents Continue to Rebuild One Year After Tornadoes Destroyed Thousands of Homes
One year after the city of Tuscaloosa was hit by the eye of a storm during the tornadoes that tore through Alabama, the community continues to rebuild. The storms left about 10,000 people homeless and destroyed 12 percent of that city. Fox News' chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth went back to talk to survivors and see the progress that has been made.
Last year Reichmuth spoke to Janie Bigham Savage, who is the owner of a fabric store that was damaged. He tracked her down to see how she’s been doing this past year. Bigham Savage remains optimistic, saying, “It’s been rough but we’re still taking it one day at a time.”
Today, her home and her daughter’s home as well as her church are no longer standing. She has since opened a new shop in a different building and is looking forward to retiring though she’s had to delay doing so because of the storms.