By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 10, 2019
CAIRO, Ga. (WCTV) – Seven days after a tornado destroyed homes and livelihoods in Cairo, residents are still in shock.
With positive outlooks, and support from neighbors, the community is now moving forward. On Sunday, homes were left destroyed and battered, but one week later, cleanup and progress is underway.
Tim White, a homeowner in Cairo, says, "Every day, doing tremendous amounts of work, removing trees, removing debris, removing parts of the house."
But, the work needed to be done could not be completed without the help of others.
"I'm glad to see the workers here cleaning things up, I feel better now," expresses homeowner Henry Brown.
Cleanup crews from all over Georgia are happy to lend a helping hand.
Van Lindsey from Zenith Baptist Church just wants to do what he can adding, "They've come across a tough time here and we're just trying to ease that burden for them."
A burden, that for residents like Henry Brown, will take time to heal.
"I got to pretty much start all over again, what I was doing, and how I did it. So, it is what it is," he said.
Homeowners like Tim White maintain a positive outlook, "We all know our stuff, anything we own can be replaced, and I'm just trying to keep things light, keep things positive, focus on what's important."
What's important for many of these residents is to be able to put a roof over their heads and to make sure they are prepared for any future rain and stormy weather.