Enterprise Looks Toward Rebuilding

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

The city of Enterprise and its residents have been steadily re-building since the March 1st tornado. Four months later many are seeing some results worthy of pride.

All over the city of Enterprise and specifically the Baptist Hill Community buildings and lives were severely damaged.

And, while the time has passed moving on after the damage can still be a difficult process.

Bill Pearsal with Prestige Construction says, "There are other parts of town that were affected. We're concentrating more on this area; we gotta’ get people back. A lot of them were just totally devastated."

There are still many houses covered with tarp, and some areas are covered in debris. Other locations were left in the same state they were immediately after the storm, but there are those who feel it’s their duty to restore bigger and better than before

Resident Lois Boykins said, "The support has been wonderful and I think everyone has taken advantage of whatever has been available for them to use, in order to get their lives back in order and on track."

While it can be easy to focus on the destruction that remains in Enterprise, the construction that’s going on here is very inspiring as people pick up the pieces and rebuild what they once had.

Pastor Todd Baucum said, "As you see, as you go through the community there is a facelift that is happening in this community. So I think in the long run, people are going to see the benefit."

There is still a considerable amount of destruction in the city of Enterprise, but once you get a chance to see the people who are re-building their lives and memories, the progress is hard to ignore.

The city of Enterprise waived the cost of building permits after the tornado, giving residents a chance to start making repairs immediately.

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