Homeowner forced to turn help away after home was hit by tornado

(WISH Photo)

HENDRICKS COUNTY (WISH) – A homeowner who had an RV thrown onto her home by a tornado was forced to turn help away.

Becky Rackley wished she could’ve started cleaning Wednesday morning, but she couldn’t.

That’s because her family was waiting for the insurance adjuster to inspect the damage which wasn’t supposed to happen until Wednesday evening.The insurance adjuster did come out to assess the damage Wednesday afternoon.

Not being able to clean the mess in her yard has been annoying, but she’s just glad a mess is her worst problem.

“Just thankful family’s safe and my grandchildren are alive and my husband is good. This stuff is replaceable so that’s the most important thing to us at this point,” she said.

Although she’s had to turn away volunteers who want to help her clean, people still dropped off items that will help later on. Lowes gave her buckets and boxes. Others have dropped off water and tarps. But even with all that help, she says there’s a chance the home will have to be demolished.

Right now the home has no power, so her family is staying at a hotel. If the home turns out to be beyond repair, she said they’ll have to move into a rental.

24-Hour News 8’s Teresa Mackin also spoke with Rackley Wednesday evening and learned Governor Mike Pence visited her home to offer his condolences.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s