After the Storms: One Week Later

Sunday's sunny weather was a far cry from the ravaging conditions that ripped through town just a week before.

Now, children play on an open street--while their parents try to bring "life at home" back to normal.

"We've met with contractors, and hopefully we'll start up in the next couple of weeks on the rebuilding stage," explained Matt Styron, a Prattville resident.

Cobbs Ford Road is beginning to look like its old self.  Businesses are back up and running, and police presence is like it was before the tornado struck town.

"We're going to be shutting down the command center out here.  It's no longer necessary," said Prattville Mayor Jim Byard.

The same story goes for volunteers.  More than 2000 good Samaritans came to help those in need.

As residents get back on their feet, some volunteer centers are closing down.

"We want a sense of normalcy back in the community.  I think the community needs it.  Our church members need it, so this is a way for us to get back to a normal routine," said Joey Fine, student pastor at Church of Living Water.

Normalcy--a concept difficult for residents digging out of a nightmare.

"You just go back to the beginning and start piece by piece," said Prattville resident Thyra Gilmore.

Reporter:  Cody Holyoke