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DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

It's been nearly two years since the storms blew through North Alabama doing their destruction, and the rebuilding continues.

After two years, members of the Long Term Recovery Committee in Jackson and DeKalb counties have seen a lot of progress, but there is still work to be done.

They believe the work will be finished this year.

When the tornadoes ripped through North Alabama, the Jackson DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Committee estimated it could take up to three years to repair the damage, and it looks like those estimates are correct.

Officials said they have approximately 50 to 60 projects left to do and have volunteers scheduled through June. That may be the last month volunteers will be called to help.

Even the committee members are starting to wind down.

"We've come a long way.  Our committee has an exit plan.  We will have one last meeting next month.  That will be the last meeting that we will accept new cases," said committee member Roger Haney.

Thanks to the generosity of the giving public, Haney said any projects they don't finish by the end of July, they anticipate hiring contractors to finish the work.

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