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04.23.07

Cactus Tornado Update

Progress is being made to help clean up Cactus after the town took a direct hit from a tornado.
   NewsChannel 10's Felicia Lafuente has been tracking this story and brings us the latest on the recovery process. 
   As you can see a lot of work needs to be done and right now there is no federal funding to help with the clean up process.
   That's because there is not an exact estimate on a final cost of damage.
   The city must reach at least a $25 million dollar loss before they can receive funding.
   They are waiting to hear back from the Governor's office if they will get the money and if moore county will be declared a disaster.
   However, they did tell us 300 homes and nine businesses have been damaged.
   "The whole county is reaching out, we're family, Moore county is family. We're going to take care of everybody and we're going to rebuild and it's going to be a real nice community, nicer than before," says Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades.
   Rhoads also mentioned the one man who is critically injured was scheduled to have surgery today.
   The city is also keeping a curfew.
   No one is allowed to travel in this area between dusk and dawn.
   They will also be issuing warnings to people who are out after eight. 
  
   We have also found out Cactus Elementary School resume classes Wednesday at regular time.
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