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Two years after a deadly tornado, Moscow is still rebuilding
MOSCOW, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- Two years ago, a record of 12 tornadoes touched down in our region, killing seven people. Communities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio felt the destruction, but one of the hardest hit communities was the village of Moscow.
The EF3 rated tornado touched down on the ground and continued for 23 miles. At one point it was a quarter mile wide. When it crossed the river into Ohio, it destroyed Moscow. Bricks, glass and broken pieces of homes lay in the streets everywhere.
Two years later, many homes have been rebuilt, but the village is now missing the old trees, something the community once took pride in. Trees that were hundreds of years old and that once shaded the five block wide village are now cut down to stumps.
Since the deadly tornado uprooted the lives of roughly 200 residents, volunteers and businesses have stepped up and started planting new memories.
Mayor Jim Suter says about 15 families did not return after the tornado. Some lots are still abandoned and some families are struggling to rebuild.
The village is partnering with real estate agencies in the hopes that they can bring new residents to Moscow.
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