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2013 Kokomo Tornado Coverage

2013 Kokomo Tornado Coverage
  • Eastern students reach out to help community For Eastern High School student Brady Zirkle, helping Kokomo residents impacted by the Nov. 17 tornadoes was an obvious move. "If something happened to Greentown, I know plenty of people would volunteer," said the 11th-grade student. "It's just the r

    November 26, 2013

  • tornadocleanup 04 1,275 help with clean-up Nancy Finch stood mesmerized, looking at what was left of the house she grew up in on South Bell Street. "It's very devastating," she said, as workers tore down the remainder of the one-story home damaged by the Nov. 17 tornadoes that tore a path thr

    November 24, 2013 2 Photos

  • Tornado cleanup 24 lf Garden Square power: back on

    Even after spending nearly 72 hours without electricity, heat or hot water, Captoria Cannon considers herself lucky. "We are blessed because we have a roof over our head. Those people over there don't have anything," said the Garden Square Apartments

    November 22, 2013 3 Photos

  • Tornado by the numbers Who is volunteering: More than 1,100 volunteers have registered and are working on behalf of the United Way as of Thursday. The Howard-Tipton Red Cross has received volunteer efforts from 84 people, primarily in the Kokomo area. What has been raised?

    November 22, 2013

  • Residents outside of Kokomo recover from tornado As Frank Vail looked out his window, all he could see were stalks of corn flying by so fast, it seemed like a blur. Vail, who lives just off of County Road West 400 on County Road South 400, said he couldn't believe how fast the wind was traveling as

    November 22, 2013

  • Woman: It looks like a war zone Melissa Heflin remembers sitting casually inside the bathroom in J.C. Penny Sunday afternoon -- unconvinced a tornado was on its way like people were predicting. Minutes later, the winds outside the store picked up. "It got really loud," Heflin, an e

    November 22, 2013

  • Tornado Responders 01 Responding to the twisters As Larry Smith drove through Sunday's storm, the main thing on his mind was making sure people were well-informed of the coming onslaught of wind, rain and tornadoes. "I'm thinking about business," said Smith, director of the Howard County Emergency

    November 21, 2013 2 Photos

  • Avoid scams during recovery Here are some ways to avoid getting scammed by contractor fraud in the aftermath of the storm. n Be wary of contractors who solicit door-to-door. Work only with established contractors and those who have a solid reputation. n Work only with licensed,

    November 21, 2013

  • Tornado cleanup 29 Residents warned of contractor scams Walking through the devastation Monday along South Lafountain Street, two men were talking with the media and with various politicians gathered to see the storm damage first hand. "These guys came down from Fishers to help. That's Hoosier," one of th

    November 21, 2013 3 Photos

  • Tornado recovery statistics Who is volunteering: More than 1,000 volunteers have registered and are working on behalf of the United Way as of Wednesday. Between 14 and 18 residents have utilized the Carver Community Center in Kokomo for food and shelter since Monday. The Howard

    November 21, 2013

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