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Harrisburg residents rebuilding their community

One of the more visible signs of progress can be seen on Brady Street. One of the more visible signs of progress can be seen on Brady Street.
Crews with Morse Construction have already rebuilt one of the duplexes destroyed by the storm. Crews with Morse Construction have already rebuilt one of the duplexes destroyed by the storm.
There are a few people who are looking forward to moving into their new homes in just a few days. There are a few people who are looking forward to moving into their new homes in just a few days.
It's been nearly six weeks since a deadly tornado on February 29 tore through the Harrisburg community. It's been nearly six weeks since a deadly tornado on February 29 tore through the Harrisburg community.

HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) - It's been nearly six weeks since a deadly tornado on February 29 tore through the Harrisburg community.

While residents have accomplished a lot toward rebuilding their community, there's still much more to do.

One of the more visible signs of progress can be seen on Brady Street. That's where crews with Morse Construction have already rebuilt one of the duplexes destroyed by the storm.

"As of right now we're going to put back everything just like we had it before," said Danny Morse owner of Morse Construction. "And then tenants are going to come back in. We're just trying get them up as quickly as possible."

Just down the road from Brady Street there are still many families who are still trying to sift through what's left of their homes, before they can even consider rebuilding them.

But, there are a few people who are looking forward to moving into their new homes in just a few days.

"Well we're going to be happy for one thing," said Joanne Brown. "We'll just be glad to get into our home. We've been glad to get to stay with my nephew and everything. But there is no place like home."

Brown's new mobile home is scheduled to be delivered to her on Tuesday, The Dorisville Baptist Church was able to help her come up with the extra funds to get the home.

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