AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The NTSB has cleared the scene of the November 10 deadly plane crash in Akron and Mogadore Road has reopened.
But for the people who lived in the apartments destroyed in the crash, getting back to normal is going to take more time.
Some are seeing the destruction up close for the first time.
"Well, you can smell the smoke and fire, it looked different on TV but when you get up close," said Shawn Boylen who lives nearby.
Contractors and insurance adjusters are on site now that the NTSB has cleared out.
Sunday was the first day residents were allowed to come back and claim what's left of their personal belongings.
Many lost everything.
"It's very sad but I'm very grateful to be here," said resident Jessica Clark.
Clark says she moved her things to storage and is thankful everything was where she left it.
"Everything was left in our apartments, you never know it's a cruel world," she said.
Akron Police were hired to provide security at the apartment complex. There was concern that thieves would try and steal copper wire and metal as well as personal property, but so far there have been no incidents.
Police have been there 24-7. If you have no business there, officers will ask you to leave.
Sue Falcone lives nearby and says she can't imagine having to worry about crime at a time like this.
"It's terrible. Why would anyone want to do something like that," she asked.
Clark says she and the rest of the residents are taking this recovery day-by-day.
"Life got flipped upside down but we'll rebuild it and get back to where we need to be," she said.
Akron officials plan to tear the building down on Thursday.