MINNEAPOLIS - At the corner of Morgan Street and 26th Avenue North is David Buckhalton's temporary garage made out of tarp.

This was only supposed to last a few months, it's been two years.

KARE 11 met Buckhalton in 2012 when his home and garage were in repair after sustaining damage from the tornado.

"We got our roof. We've got siding. It's not painted yet," he said, two years after the tornado hit.

Progress has been slow, but he knows it could be worse.

"This last one in Oklahoma, it just brings it back and I'm just thinking man I hope they don't have the problems that we had," he said.

About 3,700 other homes were hit by the tornado, according to data from the city of Minneapolis. An estimated 6,000 trees were also uprooted or damaged. Today 96 percent of buildings are repaired and hundreds of new trees line the streets.

Louis King is chair of the Northside Community response Team. The group was formed after the tornado tore through and they haven't left since.

"This community has come together and stayed together not only working through physical recovery, but now committed to spreading the value of work, family and community," King said.

Buckhalton is hopeful his garage will be up by October and life in his neighborhood can return to normal.

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