However, Moore is heading the right direction and is well on its way to recovery.
“The city is expecting a very strong recovery based on the activity to date,” Jones said. “In addition to the tornado rebuilding, we are also experiencing a lot of non-tornado related residential growth, especially in multi-family housing.”
To keep up with all of this construction activity the planning department has requested additional staffing, Jones said.
Russell-Bartlett said the sense of community is what makes people want to live in Moore.
“I don’t think you can go to a different place and have that kind of love and support,” she said. “The response after the tornado makes it worth staying.”