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‘We should be gone’ — Former Henryville residents talk about being sucked up in March 2 twister



She has since moved to Jeffersonville and Michael is living with a friend in Louisville. The two are going through a divorce. Freda is already on permanent disability and Michael fears he may never be able to return to work as a master technician for a Nissan dealership in Louisville.

The two didn’t have insurance but have survived through the help of friends, church and the federal government.

“We got sunk,” she said. “Without FEMA, I would not be here.”  

Freda plans on going back to Henryville today [March 2] to participate in activities to mark the one-year anniversary of the tornado which claimed 13 lives in Southern Indiana. She said she will never forget that day, or the months that have since passed. She still has the scars, both inside and out. But she is ready to move on.

“I have pushed myself,” she said. “I am able now to talk about it. I have to move forward.”

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