Kokomo recovery continues but cleanup will take time

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KOKOMO, Ind. – Volunteers and homeowners spent the day trying to make some progress in a daunting cleanup effort. The sound of chainsaws echoed through neighborhoods while crews continued to work to restore power.

There are places in Brian College’s home where the sun shines in. The roof was torn off his rental home during the tornado. College is with the Navy and recently moved in to the home this summer. He spent the day packing up what’s left of their belongings because the home is too damaged for him to stay.

“Being in the military we’re used to relocating, usually not this quickly,” said resident Brian College.

Volunteers gathered in the Cedar Crest neighborhood to help clean debris. School kids from Acacia Academy also stopped by to help.

A curfew remains in effect from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. City officials believe it will be lifted on Friday.

If you’re interested in volunteering you can call the United Way at 211 or Bridges Outreach at (765) 452-5723.

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