published Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

WRCB: Volunteers from across the country help man rebuild home

The storms, rebuilding and recollections

"This is the new house the good Lord built me this past year after the storm," Apison resident Arthur Bates proudly shows off his new home, glad to have a place to call his own again.

He lost his childhood home during the April 27th, 2011 tornado, a home more than a century old.

Bates wasn't home when the storm tore through his community, but he returned within minutes after it passed.

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