5:23 PM EDT, April 27, 2012
PULASKI CO., Va.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell visited some of the areas in Pulaski County hit hardest by last year's tornadoes.
Governor McDonnell arrived about 9:30 a.m., drove around some of the neighborhoods, said hello to a few folks, and then was out of here.
While workers hammered away, Governor Bob McDonnell was inside a home on Maple Street, looking at the progress made so far.
After the twin tornadoes touched down in Pulaski County last year, Sam Crisp's home was destroyed. In all, more than 200 homes were damaged, more than 40 others declared not fit to live in.
The governor's three-hour tour took his entourage through neighborhoods that are still being rebuilt, one year later.
Sam Crisp said it's good to see the Governor make the trip.
"This is like a dream and it's good to come around you need to come and talk and communicate and get acquainted," Crisp said.
But not every neighbor is happy. Kenneth Barnes says he had limited insurance that covered some of the tornado damage, but could still use some help fixing his home. He walked right up and asked the Governor what he can do to help.
"Governor I want to ask you a question before you leave! Yeah! I live here next door 610 Maple Street. My home was severely damaged during the storm. This town, county state whatever this is, is very selective on who they help. Why is that," Barnes asked.
McDonnell responded: "Gee sir, I really can't answer that question."
A few minutes later, Governor McDonnell said there will never be enough money to go around.
''Even with the private money being raised, there's a limit as to how much you can do," McDonnell said.
The governor said since the disaster last year more than $2 million dollars has come in as donations and they are still coming in.
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