Barton: hi folks and good evening!
I'm neal barton.
Kaci koviak: as thousands of people in texas and florida recover the destruction of hurricanes harvey and irma... many in east texas are still rebuilding after seven tornadoes tore through their community last spring.
Cara prichard: we first shared vicki and jim ferguson's story in april when multiple twisters ripped through four east texas counties... the husband and wife, both injured... nat* april 30th... a day after the tornadoes tore through this community.
This was the ferguson's livelihood... scattered across their five acre property.
Vicki ferguson: a storm chaser came and took me to the hospital in kaufman.
Fast forward to now... vicki ferguson: people from church loaned this to us so we'd have some place to stay while we came out here on the weekends.
Rebuilding their lives... vicki ferguson: it's new beginnings.
Her husband showing no signs of a once broken neck.
Jim ferguson: it was extremely painful and nobody was around.
Their home now... a work in progress.... still on the same foundation... vicki ferguson: the bed was right here.
They had built it themselves.
Cara prichard, stand up: but this time, they've got a little help from people who owe community service to the courts.
They sign in every saturday morning, right here.
And it's not just to keep tabs on who shows up.... cara prichard: storm chaser "pecos hank" who found vicki and took her to the hospital will be contributing to their book.
He has a full video of the rescue and what that day looked like as tornadoes swirled through