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Bosnian native starting over a third time after tornado destroys home of 21 years in Bowling Green

Jasmin Grahovic lost his Warren County home of 21 years to the devastating tornado that ripped through Kentucky on Dec. 11.
Rhonda J. Miller
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Jasmin Grahovic lost his Warren County home of 21 years to the devastating tornado that ripped through Kentucky on Dec. 11.

No one is ever really prepared to start all over after a tornado shreds your home to rubble.

First, you have to find a place for your family to sleep when hundreds of homes are destroyed. Then there’s the annoying and time-consuming paperwork for home and car insurance, when your important papers are under piles of debris, maybe never to be found. 

Jasmin Grahovic lost his Warren County home of 21 years to the devastating tornado that ripped through Kentucky on Dec. 11.
Rhonda J. Miller
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Jasmin Grahovic lost his Warren County home of 21 years to the devastating tornado that ripped through Kentucky on Dec. 11.

WKU Public Radio reporter Rhonda Miller talked with Jasmin Grahovic, a Bosnian native living in Bowling Green, as he was digging through the rubble of the home he’s owned for 21 years.

Jasmin Grahovic interview

Grahovic said he’s going get it all done so he can go back to work as a truck driver because he has to support his family.

He said he’s experienced with disaster. He lived through the war in Bosnia and was in a refugee camp.

Grahovic said this will be the third time in his life that’s starting over. 

Rhonda Miller began as reporter and host for All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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