Some Joplin Tornado Victims Are Rebuilding, Others Refuse To Return

While thousands want to rebuild, others just can't bring themselves to return; Lori Sexton is not one of them.

"I've been crying a lot, I think about the safety of my kids, what they are going through," says Sexton.

She was renting her home with her family when the EF-5 tornado hit Joplin May 22, killing 159 people. Now she is lving in a FEMA trailer home.

"It's been very emotional, very emotional," says Sexton.

Her five-hear-old, Shianne Williams, dreams of the day she can sleep in her own bed again.

"Ive been missing home and I don't like being out in the trailer, because I miss being home," says Williams.

Joplin's Public Information Officer, Lynn Onstot, took cover in the City Hall's basement with her children that horrifying day.

"Wwe were in the car driving because originally, they said it was north, so I thought, let's go to Walmart, then, no, City Hall, there is a basement there, we had no idea the devastsation," explains Onstot.

Onstot says nothing can slow these tornado vicitms down from recovery. 70 percent of debris has been cleared from the streets, and as of today 1,700 building permits have been given out to destroyed homes.

"I don't think people have forgotton us yet, but there is that fear," says Onstot. "We said it in the beginning, this is not a sprint, it's a marathon," says Onstot.