Newtown storms one year later: Neighbors still rebuilding

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NEWTOWN -

Many residents in Newtown are still suffering from the severe storm that hit last May.

Residents say that 11 homes were demolished by the brutal winds. They say the winds were also strong enough to split and uproot trees from their lawns.

Some homes have been rebuilt, others are still in the works.

Alberta Zolnik, who's lived in Newtown for almost 70 years, says it was total devastation. She is still having parts of her house rebuilt after a tree fell on it last year.

Zolnik says at one point during the storm, so many trees had come down and piled so high, that neighbors became trapped.  

Newtown says it has submitted claims to FEMA of up to $3 million and is hoping to have more information soon.

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