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A window in a west Little Rock home provides a view of the neighborhood’s damage

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Little Rock, Arkansas – Every tragedy causes destruction and loss, but when it happens to Arkansans, we all rally to love and support one another as we work to put the pieces back together.

A view into the broken remains of what’s left of the neighborhood can be seen through one of the home’s remaining walls in west Little Rock.

“I don’t know if catastrophic is even the right word, it’s…it’s gone,” Jeff Hood, whose house was damaged by a tornado, said.

According to Jeff Hood, the damage extends beyond what is visible.

“Certainly, there is physical damage, but again this is a neighborhood and community that is no more,” Hood said.

He talked about how he feels when he sees the destruction.

“I think in one word, it’s goodbye. ultimately every time I look out there, I have to say goodbye to my neighbors to the neighborhood, really in a lot of ways goodbye to the innocence of our children when it comes to weather,” Hood stated.

He claimed that there is only so much that can be recovered in terms of the cleanup operations.

“It’s horrible, I’m doing the best I can to save what we can, but the sheetrock is going to continue to fall, the house is going to continue to leak and unfortunately there will come a time where I will just have to give up,” said Hood.

When he reaches those low periods, Hood said he is grateful that so many members of the community have helped to support their family.

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