The Crowden family has a house, but it's been lying in pieces, waiting for a moving company to do the job it was hired to do. The Crowdens called 3 On Your Side, desperate for help and a night under one roof.
A woman's house was severely damaged in last April's storms, and she's been living in ruin ever since.
Now, because of one group's generosity, she's getting a fresh start.
A year after the devastating tornadoes carved their way across the Tennessee Valley, one of the hardest hit areas is still working to move forward.
A bi-partisan bill has unanimously passed both chambers of the state legislature that, if signed into law by Gov. Haslam, would provide tax relief to all Tennessee tornado victims.
The Robert Bethune family of Higdon, Alabama suffered great property loss during the April tornado outbreak, but count their blessings as they begin anew in a rebuilt home.
In Bledsoe County, an EF-4 tornado claimed the lives of four people on April 27, 2011. Residents are still struggling to come to terms with their loss.
Catoosa County's hardest-hit area is rebuilding from the April 27 tornado. One survivor has found the gawkers appalling, but neighbors and perfect strangers beyond generous, as she strives for a 'new normal.'
Those here consider themselves lucky. They know it could have been worse - only one demolished home, no major injuries. But still, April 27th 2011 was a day they'll never forget.
A year ago, Norma Parris crawled out of a bathroom under the spiral staircase of her Ringgold home. Rain poured from black night above her, through the drywall and twisted two-by-fours.
Wrapped in a blanket under a blue tarp, Kathy Clure clutched a gun at her side as the sky grew dark. Gripped with fear, Clure tried to calm her mind.
We are approaching the year anniversary of the largest tornado outbreak in history.
That night three corporals in Collegedale were faced with decisions no one should have to make, decisions that haunt them to this day, leaving memories that may never fully fade.
Arthur Bates proudly shows off his new home, glad to have a place to call his own again. He lost his childhood home during the April 27th, 2011 tornado, a home more than a century old.
Pitts Gap Church of God pastor Leroy Smith knows most of the folks on Brayton Mountain, usually as neighbors, by passing acquaintance or through his church.
Bradley County looked like a war zone after five tornadoes ripped through the area, killing nine people and injuring nearly 100 on April 27, 2011.
Lee University junior Daniel Murch volunteered the day after the storms and never looked back.
Except for splintered wood that's weathered gray, the landscape atop Brayton Mountain looks like the EF4 twister that claimed four lives just passed through.
Dave Burgess, Perry Collins and Joe Greenleaf are corporals with the Collegedale Police Department. On April 27, 2011 they were in the middle of the tornado that left the Apison community in shambles.
Before people in the Tennessee Valley told stories of shingles rattling and roofs torn clean in half and children shivering in bathtubs for cover, before the long day of April 27, 2011, Paul Barys didn't feel too appreciated.
Bob Colby says there was a silver lining to last year's April 27 tornado, which blew away his Apison house, badly injured his wife and bruised him from head to toe. It probably saved his life.
For 15 hours on April 27, 2011, the tornadoes multiplied in number and ferocity. Mountains couldn't wear them down. They hurdled rivers, zigzagged through state lines and skipped across time zones.
For months, Jojo Macatiag pinched pennies and squirreled away dollars for the trip of a lifetime — three months off work to travel through Canada and Alaska.
A year later, the ambulance is repaired and back in service, the Ider Rescue Squad cooks meals for volunteers rebuilding homes, and Frank and Brenda Taylor live in a new log cabin.
Click to see which community was hit by a tornado by the minute, as Channel 3 Storm Alert Team meteorologists stayed on the air to warn viewers of the threat.