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Iowa Street residents trying to get back to normal life after plane crash

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Homes damaged by a plane on Iowa Street in South Bend were turned to rubble Friday.  Two of the damaged homes were demolished while most of the neighbors were at work.  "went to work this morning and the houses were there and came home and they're gone," said Brad Prestin.

Thursday a mailbox was visible sitting in front of one of the homes.  But Friday that same mailbox sat in a pile of debris.  "It's a pretty eerie feeling right now," said Prestin.

Brad Prestin and others living on Iowa Street said they are slowly getting their lives back to how they were before Sunday's plane crash.  Rachel Rogers said, "It's been a little bit of a struggle but we're getting back to normal."  And hopefully tearing down the homes is a step in that direction.  "I think it's better that they're gone you don't want to see half a house sitting there in your neighborhood," said Prestin, "I would like to see two new homes put up there and just like the neighborhood was."

Another effort to help return the neighborhood to the way it was visible on the streets Friday evening.  Mental Health Professionals visited the area then.  Bert Woolson with the Indiana Division of Mental Health said, "We just want to make sure everybody is healthy mentally and spiritually."

The mental health team plus some K-9 crisis responders walked the streets Friday talking to residents, asking how they're doing, and offering assistance.  "Whenever there's a disaster there's always a need for someone to show care to people," said John Murdoch, a volunteer Chaplain with the IN State Police.  Rogers said, "I think that's a great idea cause other people cope differently than the rest of us so I think it'd be good if some people can talk to someone who can help them,"

The mental health responders will be back in the neighborhood Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They're encouraging anyone who needs help to simply approach them.

 

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