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Tornado survivors move home 2 years after outbreak

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Phil Campbell Housing Authority moved residents back into their homes. Phil Campbell Housing Authority moved residents back into their homes.
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PHIL CAMPBELL, AL (WAFF) -

Two and a half years after the April 27th tornado outbreak, families in some of the hardest hit areas are just moving back home.

The Phil Campbell Housing Authority has officially reopened their homes to residents. Local leaders and storm survivors took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Many of them shared stories of survival and hopes for the future.

Officials say the development is 100 percent built back to provide homes for residents.

The Phil Campbell Housing Authority allowed tenants to move back in as early as last week.

"It's very exciting. On April 27th we lost 42 apartments so 42 families lost their home," said Joanne Holifield with the housing authority. "Most of them have called every single day wanting to know when they could come home and last week I got to call and tell them it's time to come home."

The residents say they are glad to be home.

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