BRIDGTON (NEWS CENTER Maine) – It's been one year since the largest tornado outbreak in Maine history.
Five tornadoes ripped through several western Maine towns.
Donna Bruton and her daughter Angie Shires are still without a home, after the EF-1 tornado.
It was the fourth of the day. "I'd heard that the tornadoes had already hit up by Moose Pond and I didn't think anything of it," Shires said.
Bruton says four minutes separated the time she was taking video of the clouds moving in, and the 9-1-1 call sent after the tornado hit.
This particular tornado was on the ground for nearly 11 minutes. Wind gusts topped 110 mph. A couple of miles away at Long Lake in Harrison, the tornado was captured on video.
With the help of neighbors, Donna and Angie are still in Bridgton, but have spent months battling their insurance company.
The house was taken down in May. Now the concrete for the new home is standing. They hope to be in before the end of the summer.
"Until I saw something go up, it's just been tears," Bruton said, "as my friends always say, I have a million dollar view, and the tornado didn't take away our view."