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People Stay Positive During Tornado Cleanup

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BAY CITY, Md. - There were plenty of chainsaws and shredders outside homes in Bay City on Wednesday.

Workers, who've been cleaning up the mess left by a tornado in Queen Anne's County, say they haul and shred trees ad limbs for up to 12 hours a day.

"Our phone has been ringing non-stop for the last three days," said Mike Hooper, a tree service worker. "It's basically first come, first serve."

On Wednesday, workers were removing the mess surrounding Gordon Bennett's home off McKay Road.

Bennett says his house barely got away with a scratch.

"Nothing major," Bennett said. "We were lucky. All around us though - six of our immediate neighbors had trees inside their houses."

Gus Peckaitis was one of the unlucky neighbors. The front of his home and his cars were crushed by trees. There aren't any more trees now - only a blue tarp.

"There were trees everywhere. You could barely see the cars," Peckaitis said. "Obviously you've seen my Honda, which is no Honda no more."

Peckaitis says this beautiful neighborhood - once abundant with trees - is now just a sore, ugly mess.

"It's a shame to really lose them, so just have to get it cleaned up and start all over," Peckaitis said.

Queen Anne's County officials say they've opened up a couple of waste transfer sites for homeowners and workers to dump stuff for free. The waste transfer sites will remain open through the week.

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