Recovery committee meets for final time since 2011 tornadoes - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Recovery committee meets for final time since 2011 tornadoes

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

    2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:03:41 GMT
    Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.More >>
    Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings.More >>
  • Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:23:39 GMT
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. More >>
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. More >>
  • Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Coroner: Girl's body was found in abandoned trailer's bathroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.More >>
    It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

It's been two years since tornadoes ravaged North Alabama.

But, the work for the Jackson and DeKalb County Long-term Recovery Committee is just now coming to an end.

The group recently held their final meeting since the storms first broke out on April 27, 2011.

Volunteers came from 27 states and from Canada, too.

"It wears us out sometimes and stretches us and it keeps us busy, but it's been a good-busy, because we know we're doing a good thing. We know we're helping people and we give God all the glory," said committee chairman David Patty.

So far, the projects have run close to a total of $670,000.

Patty said, however, they have volunteers scheduled for the next several months.

He expects the final work to be completed sometime in August. 

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved

Powered by WorldNow