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Final week to remove tornado debris in Lee County

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Lee Road 205 was one of the hardest hit communities damaged by tornados. Lee Road 205 was one of the hardest hit communities damaged by tornados.
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

We first met Willie Turvin just hours after the April 29th EF-3 tornado destroyed his home of over four decades.

"I am doing fine, just waiting for the insurance company to come across," says Turvin.

Now seven weeks later, Turvin resides in a trailer behind what is left of his house, waiting for a new one to be built.

"I bought the trailer because I want to be here and I want to be home. I want to see a house built," explains Turvin.

Lee Road 205 was one of the hardest communities hit in April and the rebuilding process continuing there as well as along Alabama Highway 169.

"Eventually you have to find a place where we say ok we're going to reach a stopping point here and that is where we are at now," says Rita Smith of the Lee County Emergency Management Agency.

Monday marked the beginning of the last pass for debris removal by the County.

The EMA wants to remind citizens to get all debris moved to the right away because this week will be your final opportunity for debris pickup.

"I always say it's never back to normal because it is never back to normal after a tornado, buts it's a new normal so we can let those people have life go on for them as should," says Smith.

Like Turvin, residents of Lee Road 205 are rebuilding and repairing continuing to try and get back to a new normal, but still most thankful everyone is safe.

"Everybody is great and things couldn't be better," says Turvin.

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