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Tennessee now where -- tornado struck overnight a score board was torn down at a local park just outside Nashville.
And an SUV.
Was tossed around like a matchbox toy right now luckily there are no reports of any injuries these storms come just a year after deadly twisters ravaged the heartland.
One of the hardest hit cities Tuscaloosa Alabama and joining us now live from Tuscaloosa.
Fox News chief meteorologist Rick right -- he covered this story extensively and has an update for us one year later high wreck.
Hey -- and good morning it's amazing to come back to Tuscaloosa and see the progress it's been made in just a year you everybody remembers those images.
From here with all the debris that was everywhere and when I first arrived here.
And you're able to see the very first thing that there isn't any debris.
It's quite remarkable and then you'll also notice the grass in kind of the weeds that have grown up across these places this was.
A living area this is that kind of a town home community.
And now it is it's grass and and it's gone but there -- some construction going on.
There's a big plans under way kind of a master plan that's been put into place.
By the government but as we've been here for the last day and a half talking with people -- hearing their stories.
None -- they continue to amaze me and and inspire.
We talked with Justin and Alina Carl and they live right here on this base we're standing right about where would be their living room and we talked with them yesterday.
And heard the story from them about what happened over the last year for them take a listen.
We saw just how fragile life can be and I'm really saw what was most important you know -- our friends our family here and so.
Just seeing that we can we -- we can replace things and that guys necessity test in this time.
Our local church reached out to us immediately our friends -- -- -- co workers and just sort of providing you know open up their homes Olivier -- we sent our dog on the Birmingham does he didn't to take care of it.
Come eventually -- people gave us the callers.
And when you think about this that that 60% of the people who lost their homes here in the structures were renting those homes.
And if you lose not just a place you live but all of your clothes and all their belongings you walk away with that and and you don't have anything and we saw so quickly after that all of the community that came together.
And you wondered at that time how Long Will this last -- at last -- to the point where people are.
Are being able to rebuild and such we met yesterday with a man named Benjamin.
Torres -- Benjamin is there a military is that.
He served for fourteen years in the military.
And did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in the united Methodist.
Relief -- decided to go in and build him -- home.
Take a listen to what Benjamin had to say.
-- a wonderful group of people.
From -- from from -- California on his -- McCain -- somebody -- -- to come help me.
You know lived Tuscaloosa and only.
-- is too much time -- -- -- -- want to -- him.
-- -- -- -- who say you know thank you.
Benjamin works with an autistic kids.
And is continuing to give back to the community here as well so these kinds of stories are very inspiring -- what and we have talked.
We have many more of these stories we're gonna continue to bring you today and tomorrow as well -- and -- -- you are.
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