Families old and young live there, many of them from Eastern Europe.
One family we spoke to has lived through the unthinkable.
“Nothing, nothing at all. Crying. I’m surprised she survived,” said Alma Bekan, whose mother’s house was destroyed in the tornado.
On Monday, Bekan took her mother to see what was left of her house.
“She was very shaken,” Bekan said.
This is the first time they have seen what remains.
“This is all the rest where you mostly see the background. Garage was here, total car. I think their room and closet is somewhere here. Can’t really tell,” Bekan said.
Bekan said her mother and brother were huddled in the closet.
“They covered themselves with a blanket and some cushions. They prayed for the best,” said Bekan.
She said that the tornado blew the house away.
“When they arrived, they were somewhere down here where our warehouse used to be, the area that is no longer there. My brother started looking around to see where my mother was. He started calling her.. She spied on him,” Bekan said.
Bekan said her mother and brother ran to safety. They say their streets are now unrecognizable.
“She’s lost, she doesn’t have anything, her whole life has been here,” Bekan said.
Many people, including Bekan’s mother, hid in a closet in the interior of their house during the tornado. They say it’s what saved their lives.
The Warren County coroner said 15 people died from tornadoes there. Search teams are still working, he said, and that number could grow.
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