5:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Rebuilding West Liberty, 2 Years After Deadly Tornado

On March 2, 2012, the eastern Kentucky coal town of West Liberty was hit by an EF-3 tornado, which caused extensive damage to its downtown area, destroying homes and businesses, killing six people and injuring 75. Former two-term Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller joins us on Sounds Good to talk about a project to rebuild the town. (Click through to see videos of the tornado)

Conversation with former KY State Treasurer Jonathan Miller about rebuilding West Liberty

"Rebuilding West Liberty" is aimed at reconstructing the town to be a 21st Century model for technology, sustainability and entrepreneurship, announced at the Clinton Global Initative America meeting on June 13 and 14 in Chicago, by Tim Conley the Morgan County Judge-Executive and project consultant Jonathan Miller.

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Doppler Radar of West Liberty Tornado Strike from NOAA:

Video of the West Liberty Tornado from Kevin Adkins:

Another Video of Tornado Approaching West Liberty:

West Liberty Before, During, After Tornado Strike form Bobby Clark:

Summary of the Tornado Outbreak on March 2, 2012 from NOAA

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