Tornado recovery slow in rural Alabama

photo A Red Cross volunteer hands a hot meal to Kathleen Anderson. The Andersons' Jackson County, Ala., home was destroyed on April 27 and they are living in a travel trailer while they clean up debris. Staff Photo by correspondent Mariann Martin

HIGDON, Ala.-Marcquita Williams is living a nightmare.

Her mobile home is gone, windows blown out and roof ripped off. For the past two weeks, she and her 16-year-old son, Jaylon, slept in motel rooms or on her parents' couch until she was able to rent a mobile home about 10 miles away.

With only a car, she hasn't been able to move much that is still salvageable. Looters prowl the area at night, making off with tools and other gear.