HARRISON TWP. — As you drive past Betty Brierly-Wood’s home on Keats Drive in Harrison Township, you would never know the struggle’s she has faced for the past year and a half.
“It was probably one of the worst nights of my life,” Brierly-Woods said.
After the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes, only 3 of her walls were left standing in her house.
“I was devastated, I was shaking” Brierly-Woods said. “I had to hold myself together.”
Brierly-Woods had her home rebuilt thanks to insurance, but just two houses away, tarps cover the roof of a home.
“There are still houses that have debris all over them,” Brierly-Woods said.
The damage to homes all around Brierly-Wood’s home is a constant remember of what she experienced that night.
“It breaks my heart because I know what they went through because I went through it too,” Brierly-Woods said. “And I was fortunate and it makes me feel really bad.”
Now, there’s only one day left for people to apply for assistance.
You can dial 2-1-1 to apply for financial assistance or emotional assistance.
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