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

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.

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