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Remembering West Liberty Tornado Six Years Later

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WEST LIBERTY, Ky (LEX 18) It has been six years since an EF 3 tornado hit West Liberty.

"Looked like a bomb had literally gone off in the center of town," said Mayor Mark Walter. 

He has lived in West Liberty since he was 6-years-old and the damage to his hometown was beyond comprehension. At the same time, he said he sees how his community members came together to rebuild their town and their lives. 

The town has come a long way since that day, but there is still a lot left to be done. 

Betty Helton left her tax prep office that day six years ago just minutes before the tornado hit. 

"It's hard to see everything that you worked for, it was just all gone," she said. Six years later, she's back at it again in the same location. 

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