One month after Madison tornado, still cleaning up

Posted, Wednesday July 17, 2014 --- 5:49 p.m.

The storms that ripped through Madison one month ago have left lasting effects on communities, and many families are just beginning to rebuild.

"Rather surreal. I haven't been able to live here obviously."

Dave Farrey lives on Yorkshire Rd. He says since the storm, it's been a waiting game. But the day has finally come a month later to say goodbye to his home.

"They're demo-ing it down. It's probably going to take 10 days I think."

And next door, Dawn Sanderson says the process is taking her family just as long.

"One month later and we still have tarps and boards up, we still don't have a roof, no garage, still don't have a ceiling."

Cleaning up slowly but surely.

"It's all new to us, it's a learning process, we still haven't quite figured it all out, so it's a lot of questions being asked."

We first introduced you to Dawn the night of the tornado.

She says things haven't gotten much easier since then, but the support of the whole neighborhood helps.

"You don't wish it on anybody you feel bad for people, we'll be fine, it'll be fine."

She says her family pretends they're camping, and it makes things a little better. And for the whole neighborhood, they're learning to adjust, and roll with the punches.

Dawn says shes been given estimates of 4 months before her home will be back to normal.

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