So the threat of severe weather Friday had many people on edge especially in neighborhoods that suffered damage. The storms blew apart neighborhoods and left many in shock.
"I survived the war when I was in. I was hoping I would always be able to survive the tornadoes that come through," said tornado survivor Jack Dulgar.
Dulgar is a retired soldier with 23 years service including deployments to three wars.
His new home in the Cottonade subdivision, off Yadkin Road, replaced his old one which was blown away last April.
The threat of new storms had him worried sick.
"I just had everything fixed up, looking decent -- new driveway and new grass and everything," said Dulgar. "I got it looking really good and now another storm is going to come and possibly destroy this?"
It's been almost a year and while some people have rebuilt, other homes still have damage and are covered by blue tarps.
"You can't stop it," said Barbara Spencer. "So, you just have to let go, live and go on. You can't let things bother you."
The April tornadoes killed 24 people in North Carolina.