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All right now the first of the funeral is following the deadly tornado in Moore Oklahoma and will be.
Held for and nine year old little girl one of seven children killed at their elementary school during this tornado of course -- elementary school you know well because it took a direct hit.
In the meantime a band of thunderstorms is battering the city today slowing cleanup operations as folks begin the daunting task of trying to rebuild here.
The sheer magnitude.
Everywhere you look it's quite frankly hard to captain.
Everything's gone nothing happened -- those -- Tiger loves her everything we -- I believe me I think god is windows live within a few doors open man and my dad look at the -- -- -- you don't wanna go out there and he looks like it's gonna cry.
And that's my whole family wrote that in tears my grandfather.
I was in the house.
We don't even then the night -- But other early estimates of the damage and more put it actually his arrest and round two billion dollars early as they -- the president will tour the area and meet with survivors and first responders.
This weekend on Sunday.
Residents in more just beginning the very long and difficult process of cleaning up.
And when it comes time to rebuild they may want to take a very close look at greens bird -- for hope.
The community responded to a devastating 2007.
By not just rebuilding their city stronger but also greener.
When the tornado came through town to the middle of town there's like three structures that remains.
One of which was the grain elevator.
This is this I really go home it pays homage a little bit to that structure which will remain a deacon in the town after everything -- was flattened after.
This tragedy -- people had so much on their plate anyway.
To get concluded considering how late night build more energy efficient windows and -- it was but don't -- These people were really up to us.
We're gonna put the green green and we're gonna do -- right.
For the cream came greens Bergen they certainly did Steve Hewitt -- a former city manager in -- -- he is now that.
City manager of Clinton city Oklahoma but.
Talk to would say about the ways in -- you put.
Green into greens -- Well I think that the most important thing is that the you have to understand that you're.
You gotta be fiscally responsible you got to think of the future thing but your kids think about the community.
Can they make Smart decisions from the way you build your home your schools your your city made good planning decisions and it starts at that point and because you if you're not making -- what are your decision your making hundred year decisions when you rebuild any type of community.
You used sustainable.
And -- noble.
And energy efficient structures.
Were put together.
Talk to us about the materials.
Well I mean and one of the things it's obviously that you know you think about ways to recycle lumber you look at ways -- -- ICF which is a can't concrete insulation system that makes that facility very strong but also very -- efficient in in the waiting uses energy.
Listen -- you're going to be a lot of donations and in a lot of money to help rebuild your community.
You would do the right thing in -- and here's an opportunity degrees Berger took -- I think moral -- -- same opportunity.
Make good sound decisions and in using materials around you it's not it's not something you cannot do -- it you can't be done affordably.
-- is something better for you for your community in your citizens and you created a wind farm -- as I understand it will power some 4000 homes.
Well that's -- that's one of the unique thing is that -- the wind that destroyed the community.
Is the wind that now -- the community and many more communities I think it's you need to.
Figurines vertical plane and a comprehensive look at where one to go a small town that was.
Devastated by tragedy had a chance for hope and that hope was making -- new plan and using the green technology.
In playing a future for its efforts to use towards the first young young people and that and that's exactly what all these communities -- to disasters need to do plan.
And and and face the future with with.
Eyes wide open and and I must say some of the city structures are so beautiful I I watched the video today.
You've got reflecting class you've got solar panels.
And they're incredibly energy efficient and so half softer greens bird.
Kansas -- really set the standard and maybe the folks in more can do the same Steve Hewitt thanks for being with us.
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