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Recovery Continues in Laurel One Month After Tornado

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LAUREL, Del.- The recovery continues in Sussex County after an EF2 tornado touched down about a month ago. One of the hardest hit areas was Seaford Road in Laurel.

Laurel Mayor John Shwed said a lot of the early damage caused by trees coming down has been cleared up.

However, there is still a long way to go in the recovery process. Homes are still damaged and boarded up. Tarps cover roofs and other parts of houses ripped away by the storm, and neighbors are now working with insurance companies.

"It's been slow for me and probably slower for others dealing with insurance and deductibles," said Dave Lundberg. His roof was damaged during the tornado.

Shwed said nine homes were declared uninhabitable and other properties suffered serious damage.

However, he said there was not enough damage to qualify for federal assistance.

Neighbors like Lundberg said they are grateful for the community support. 

"[People] helping pick up and dropping gifts off or bread or just trying to be helpful in any way they can be," said Lundberg.

Shwed said there have been several fundraising initiatives to help neighbors who were affected by the tornado.

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