Frustrating recovery could be hurricane harbinger for South
By JAY REEVES
EUTAW, Ala. (AP) – The continuing recovery from a small tornado that hit a poor Southern community shows how hard it may be to get over a big storm as the heart of hurricane season approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.
A weak twister hit a rural housing project in Eutaw in April, and the cleanup and rebuilding still isn’t done.
Residents are frustrated, and officials say everything from geographic isolation to poverty and supply and worker shortages is slowing progress.
A state official says any disaster recovery takes a while, and additional difficulties slow the process.
(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)
8/2/2022 1:52:31 AM (GMT -5:00)