It has been nearly one year since a tornado struck the Village of Logan on March 23, damaging and destroying dozens of homes.
And, finally, Cora Gallegos's wait is over.
"I'm excited," said Gallegos as she looked through the window of her tornado-damaged house at the new house across the yard.
Gallegos could only gaze at her new home on her corner lot of Third Street and Garcia Street because electrical and other utility connections have not been completed yet.
On the day of the tornado, the winds ripped part of Gallegos's ' roof off and she has been living with a temporary tin roof anchored by cinder blocks.
"It has been a year since the storm hit but I still get a little anxious when the wind picks up," she said. "The roof on my old house is held in place by cinder blocks and I'm always afraid that one strong wind was going to take the roof off."
Gallegos's new three-bedroom doublewide home and several other new homes were paid for by funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the USDA Rural Development and the Logan Recovery Coalition. The coalition also has donated time and money to aid in the set up of homes.
"This is something that I thought was never going to happen," Gallegos said. "I was still in disbelief when the workers came out and poured the foundation. When they brought the house, I wanted someone to pinch me just to be sure that this was not a dream."
Gallegos's damaged house will be torn down and she said is a little sad to say goodbye to the place she has called home for 30 years.
"I have lived here since 1978 and there are many good memories in this old house," Gallegos said. "I really hate to see it torn down and really don't want to do it, but it's all a part of moving on with my life."