DUQUESNE, MO.--- The Mayor of Duquesne says out of the 250 homes destroyed in the tornado, 160 have been rebuilt or have a permit to rebuild. He says 55 businesses were destroyed and more than 40 of those have come back.The mayor says the number of building permits issued and the areas getting rebuilt climbs each month.
"The people here really worked hard rebuilding their homes and businesses. I couldn't be happier about the way things are going in Duquesne," states Denny White, Duwuesne Mayor.
The mayor expects vacant lots remaining in the city to be bought within the next year.