Over five months after the tornado tore apart parts of Hopkins County, people are still working on picking up their lives. Its no different for one man from Barnsley and his beloved companion, a dog named Patches. The two narrowly survived the tornado, and they are still struggling to survive each day with the help of friends and neighbors.

The man in question asked that his full name not be given in the newspaper because he doesn’t want the attention, but his story his one worth telling. So we will just call him Joe.