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Stony Brook mobile home park residents return

Posted April 20, 2011 7:04 p.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2011 8:15 p.m. EDT

— 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.

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.