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One Year Later: Edinboro Family Continues to Rebuild from Tornado Damages

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Tonight marks an anniversary many families in our area won't soon forget. 

On the night of May 28, 2013, a tornado ripped through the Union City and Edinboro areas, carving a path of destruction in its wake.

"Everything was just whipping and spinning everywhere, and trees we're tipping over," said Edinboro resident Josh Karickhoff.  "We put so much work for 23 years into this place, and it was just leveled."

Karickhoff's property off of Crane Road was one of the areas hit hardest.

"We lost I'd say about 10 or 11 trees, tall 100 foot trees," said Karickhoff.  "Every roof on every building on this property, the garages, the barns, had to be completely redone."

That work took months.

"It was a lot of work to get it where it is, and there's still a lot more that need done," said Karickhoff.  "But we're proud of it."

Despite the devastation, the family is grateful no one was hurt.

"We're just fortunate that night, we had a house to sleep in." said Karickhoff.

The family even built a fire pit with a tornado symbol carved into it, representing a night that they will never forget.
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