ONE MONTH LATER: Rural Community Rebounds After Tornado

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) — Devastation was widespread throughout Lincoln County after an EF 3 rated tornado hit April 28th.

Dozens of homes were damaged and destroyed, and two lives were lost in the storm. But residents are looking back on the last month and say they are humbled.

“This was the perfect community to be in for something so horrible to have happened, we have all come together to help support and love each other it has been truly remarkable,” storm survivor┬áConnie Nedeau told WHNT News 19 Monday.

Neighbors say the way this rural community has come together to rebuild has been "remarkable." (WHNT, Matt Kroschel)

Neighbors say the way this rural community has come together to rebuild has been “remarkable.” (WHNT, Matt Kroschel)

Nedeau’s home suffered roof and window damage, but just down the end of her block two homes were completely destroyed.

WHNT News 19 toured one home in the same neighborhood with homeowners the morning after the storm hit it was devastated. One month later, the home and debris is gone, the site leveled and new construction is planned to begin soon.

“We are all working together, but the outpouring of support from people outside this community, everyone from the national guard to some teens who showed up with chain saws just wanting to help, has been a blessing,” Nedeau added.

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