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Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB) Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)
One homeowner in the Radium Springs neighborhood said not much has changed on her road since the tornadoes. (Source: WALB) One homeowner in the Radium Springs neighborhood said not much has changed on her road since the tornadoes. (Source: WALB)
Chris Reetz, resident (Source: WALB) Chris Reetz, resident (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

One homeowner in the Radium Springs neighborhood said not much has changed.  

Now she's demanding answers. 

Chris Reetz has lived on Skywater Boulevard for 19 years. Her home is one of the only ones left standing on her road.

Reetz plans on staying, but after all this time, she wants to know when her area will be cleaned up.

"Every day I walk out the door it's depressing," said Reetz.

Every morning when Reetz walks out her front door she sees broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families.

"It's frustrating for me because I want to get something done, I want to move on," explained Reetz.

Reetz said it's been 16 months and no improvements have been made.

"Since the tornado, nothing much has changed. I'm just trying to find some answers," said Reetz.

 And it's not from a lack of trying on her part.

"Every time I see a county official I ask and they try to get back with me," Reetz explained.
 
And Reetz wants answers.

"So we're not just sitting here waiting and not knowing anything," said Reetz.

Reetz has heard about the plans for green space and fixing up the gardens, but she wants to know what's going to be done about the residential area.

"To make this a better place for visitors and people who want to move here. And it'll be a great opportunity to leave here but when it comes to our little neighborhood here, what's the plan for our homes here?" asked Reetz. "I don't know what we can do or what we can't do. We're just on stand-still until we hear from somebody."

Reetz said she's praying that she'll hear something sooner rather than later. She said she will continue to advocate for improvements until her neighborhood is back to where it was before the tornadoes. 

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