Stony Brook mobile home park residents return

Posted April 20, 2011

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— Many residents of Stony Brook North mobile home park in Raleigh returned Wednesday to find piles of rubble and a few scattered belongings.

Not Carolina Suria – whose home was untouched.

“I feel so relieved,” she said.

Nearly a third of her neighbors homes were either damaged or destroyed.

Gregory Gilmore had been living there a month and now is homeless.

“What’s next for us is to see if we can salvage anything from our current residence, (and) of course, finding a new home to live in,” Gilmore said.

Gilmore went to the store before the storm hit. By the time he returned, it was over.

Gilmore lives across the street from a mobile home where three children died on Saturday. A fourth child died from her injuries on Tuesday.

Stony Brook mobile home residents return Stony Brook mobile home residents return

Gilmore said he and his neighbors carry that pain as they try to rebuild.

“I just think it’s a terrible tragedy, and I hope and pray for the best for that family,” he said.


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