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Tornado victims in Delaware County are still cleaning up

Cleanup continues after a devastating Delaware County tornado last month.

It's been a month since an F-3 twister struck the communities around Twin Oaks, Kansas, and Colcord. News on 6 reporter Joshua Brakhage went back to check on the residents still dealing with the damage.

A lot of yards look like the Andrews'. Nick and Brenda have lived in Twin Oaks for 15 years. They ran a chicken growing operation, until they lost two-thirds of their inventory. The storm tore down two of their barns, leaving only one standing. All the birds in the damaged barns died or had to be killed.

With their business on the back burner, the Andrews are trying to tackle all the downed trees on their property. They say the good news is they'll have plenty of firewood for awhile. The bad news is, it's almost more work than they can handle.

Nick Andrews: "Weve got cattle and chickens to take care of. Time you get that done, you might get to work on it 4 or 5 hours a day, you know. Its slow for an old person.

Brenda Andrews: "Its just two old people getting after it every day. Senior citizen power, I guess.

The storm did even more damage at the Andrews' daughter's house. The Andrews were watching The News on 6 that night. They say Dick Faurot told them to get to safety and predicted the storm would hit at 9:25pm. They told us that's precisely when the tornado took out their farm.
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