Plaza Towers neighbors want to go home


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Reported by: Janna Clark
Updated: 5/22/2013 6:28 pm Published: 5/22/2013 2:24 pm


People in Moore are stuck outside their neighborhood, the same neighborhood where Plaza Towers elementary school is.

FOX23's Janna Clark learned they're angry they can't get in because there's a barrier between them and their homes.

"I don't know reason for us to not go to our home. People are getting mad, are getting sick," said Jacquie Knight.

Knight took photos right after the tornado hit, one shot from her driveway looking at what used to be the Plaza Towers Elementary School.

"You really don't know what you're looking at, you don't know what street, you don't understand what happened," she said.

She hasn't been allowed back home.

"I've been here for three days wearing the same clothes," she said.

Troopers blocked off the entrance to the neighborhood. Many have been waiting, all in the same situation, and quickly grew impatient.

"You know how many dead bodies we pulled out of there Monday. All we did is dig for people. All we want is our stuff. We're not going to hurt nobody. We can help with water, food, not sit here like idiots," one neighbor said.

"They have no clue people have lost everything, I'm looking for my medication for my mother that's at my house. She's 70. No medication," said another.

They say they have the right to go home.

"This country is about freedom. This is freedom for everyone to go everywhere they want. Isn't that the right of Americans, to be in your place?" said another neighbor.

Emergency officials said residents will be allowed back in at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, but must leave areas by dark.


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