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Crews in Decatur work to clean up damage from Monday night storms

Tuesday, clean-up crews worked in Decatur to pick up the aftermath from Monday night storms. WAAY31 talked to crew members and residents about the damage and the clean-up process.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 4:36 PM

Sandra Glover was home with her 2 granddaughters and great-grand daughter when she heard a tree fall just outside her home.
She had to hire a crew on Monday night to clean up the debris.

"We worked until dark last night and we got up at 6 this morning and now it looks like we are going to work until dark again," said Mike Tucker. Tucker has done tree clean-up for over four years and said his team has been keeping busy recently.

"All the sudden we heard this loud boom and it shook the house for about 10,15 minutes. I started to open the door to look out and I couldn't see anything but trees," Glover recalled.

Crews told WAAY that a large tree fell because of a combination of lightning and wind. That tree fell across the yard, damaging the roof of the house and a car that was parked in the driveway.
"They've done a fantastic job because you couldn't see anything but the very top of the roof of my house. You couldn't see my yard," Glover said.

Glover told WAAY the important thing, to her, is that everyone is safe. "Things can be replaced; people and lives cannot," Glover.

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