Hart County homes are still in shambles.

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

If you'll remember on April 7th, a widespread hail storm caused a State of Emergency in Hart County.
County officials say property damage estimated nearly $8 million.
Some residents are upset with the slow pace of their insurance companies.
One family says it shouldn't take this long to get windows replaced in their home.
"Every night my girls cry themselves to sleep." Hart County Emergency Management worker Bobby Heath says his young daughters are scared someone will come into their home through their boarded up windows.
"I wasn't expecting it to take 1 month to get check to repair everything." He goes on to explain his damage.
"Plastic blown off the windows... our electric bill has gone sky high."
We found that's much the same story around Hart County, particularly downtown on Maple Avenue.
Homes still look pelted with hail damage and boards cover glassless windows.
Jerry Cherry isn't upset one of his neighbors is getting a new roof. He has lived on Maple Avenue for 31 years. He says this isn't the first time he's dealt with storm damage and insurance companies.
" Oh no, I think the '98 storm knocked trees down." He says his entire roof needs to be replaced.
Cherry also explains why he's not upset.
"There's so much damage in town, the insurance companies are bogged down. I'm not dissatisfied. I'm not in a hurry to get it done because I want it done right."

South Central Kentucky is no stranger to severe weather.
Below are statistics from May 11, 2003, almost 3 years ago to the day.
An F1 tornado formed near Paint Lick.
An F2 formed near Rineyville.
40 homes were damaged or destroyed and there was evidence that 2 tornado's briefly touched down in Mundfordville.
Near Happy Landing, a barn was destroyed by an F1 tornado.
An F2 tornado formed Northwest of Harrodsburg and a 29 year old female drowned when her mobile home on Bohon Road was blown about 100 yards into the Salt River.


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