ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Homeowners in one Limestone County subdivision are standing together. They want repairs done to a tornado damaged home. Two homeowners say their calls for help are falling on deaf ears. No one is offering any help, including the person who owns the destroyed home.
Ernie Supulski can think of a few things that make the Eagle Point subdivision attractive for families.
It is well-kept, very well-maintained, quiet and family oriented,” said Supulski.
He believes there is one thing bad enough to take away all that’s good.
“I fear for the children that live in the neighborhood because there are so many hazards attached to house that is in that kind of condition,” added Supulski.
Supulski gets a headache looking at what’s left from the March 2, 2012 tornado.
It is frustration. I am frustrated. A lot of these houses had to be rebuilt,” added Supulski.
An EF-3 tornado hit several areas that morning. It damaged a lot of homes in the Athens subdivision. Most homeowners have made progress in getting things back to where they were before March.
“This house stands right in the middle of it all. It just makes the neighborhood look like we are all still damaged,” added Supulski.
Supulski, along with almost every other Eagle Point homeowner, tried getting in touch with the destroyed home’s owner. They have also tried going to the health department.
“Calls to them have gone unanswered and no action has been taken,” added Supulski.
The long-time Eagle Point homeowner emailed me.
“Everybody’s efforts seem to have been in vain. We thought, having watched your newscast before, that you seemed to get some prompt action on the stories that you’ve done,” added Supulski.
Homeowners in the Eagle Point subdivision believe their community can rebuild. Most homeowners here have already traveled the road to recovery. Some of them don’t understand why the destroyed home remains when the owners of other homes once destroyed have been able to rebuild.
“It was a long time coming, but now that we are here, I am glad to be home,” said Vicki Kellogg.
Kellogg lost her first Eagle Point home in the storm. She is in the process of moving into her second Eagle Point home now.
WHNT NEWS 19 is still trying to figure out who owns the destroyed home.