“I wasn’t praying ‘Lord keep my house safe,’ I was praying to keep my family safe,” she said.
Nye has been back to her home base everyday trying to find odds and ends and some keepsakes. What once was her life is now nothing more than a few scraps to collect and piece together
And surprisingly she’s OK with it.
"Not a lot of tears – not as many as you would think,” she said.
That’s because she knows this is not the end of Henryville.
“I think the town will be rebuilt and if it’s hit the next day we’ll do it again”
She said the community has come together stronger than ever because of the destructive storm.
Nye said Henryville will always be home.
“I don’t think anyone from this town will pick up and never come back because this has happened”
There has been some speculation that the town won't be rebuilt because it’s so small. All day long WSBT’s crew saw utility and construction crews rebuilding power lines and homes.
People who live there say they will fight back and they have the confidence the town will be back to normal – hopefully sooner rather than later.
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WSBT-TV, WSBT Radio and Sunny 101.5 team up with Martin's Super Markets and the Red Cross to raise money for victims of the deadly southern Indiana tornadoes.
All day Wednesday, Red Cross volunteers and WSBT-TV and Sunny 101.5 staff will be collecting monetary donations at Martin's Super Market at S.R. 23 and Ironwood in South Bend.
We will only be taking money donations ... not supplies ... because the needs down there change every minute.