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Columbus homeowner still seeks help after tornado

As volunteers walked the streets of Columbus to offer help with storm recovery, some homeowners still feel the effects of the tornado damage.

Posted: Jun 5, 2019 7:33 PM
Updated: Jun 6, 2019 9:22 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - As volunteers walked the streets of Columbus to offer help with storm recovery, some homeowners still feel the effects of the tornado damage.

Calvin Stewart said his home was damaged in the Feb. 23 tornado and his home is uninhabitable.

Stewart lives in the 1200 block of Waterworks Road, one of the areas where the tornado hit the hardest.

He said the storm broke his windows, ripped his air conditioner out, busted his pipes and destroyed his backyard.

His living room ceiling is caving in, the carport in his backyard is torn off and glass pieces lay on his bushes.

Stewart said he applied for help at the Trotter Convention Center, but feels the process to receive help for his immediate needs is dragging on.

He said he needs the power shortages fixed to get air in the heat, he needs his water pipes repaired and bricks fixed on the side of his home.

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