New homes in Pratt City on display


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367014242&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4034048&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367014242 type=script]PRATT CITY, Ala. (WIAT) — Tornadoes tore through the state of Alabama on April 27, 2011 and left parts of many cities destroyed.

Now, two years later, those communities are on the mend and continuing to recover from the tragic storms.

Pratt City was left virtually unrecognizable by the massive tornado, but nowadays residents in the city are seeing a much brighter picture.

The houses that were leveled on Hibernian Street are now replaced with seven new custom-cuilt homes.

The homes are green certified and energy efficient.

However, the feature that makes the homes unique is a bathroom that doubles as a FEMA-approved storm shelter.

Dirk Forbes, President of Innovative Home Builders, plans to build 25 green homes in the Pratt City area.

The houses retail for $130,000. They will be on display this weekend at the 2013 Parade of Homes.

The event is free and open to the public.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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