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Roger Street Recovering After Tornado

Posted: 08/08/2017 22:43:00 -04:00 Updated:
Two Cars Under A Tree on Roger Street (WBOC PHOTO) Two Cars Under A Tree on Roger Street (WBOC PHOTO)

SALISBURY, Md.- Roger Street and its surrounding neighborhood were some of the most affected areas following Monday afternoon's unexpected EF1 tornado touched down in Salisbury.

This specific street saw plenty of damage and a fellow resident, Don Barthelemer says he's lucky to be alive.

Barthelemer was on his way home from a grocery store and describes the feeling.

"The wind was very heavy it's a heavy wind," he said.

When he saw poles and trees start to come down, one almost crushing him.

"My God, I never saw something like it," he said.

He ducked and crawled over to a nearby car who's driver let him in. It is a moment he says made all the difference in saving his life.

"Thank you god because I have family and if someone dies you leave your family and thats very big trouble," he said.

People came form all over town to see the damage for themselves and offer their help.

The damage caused by trees had some people thinking. 

"It just shows you how fragile life is and that everything can change in a second. We happen to live on a very heavily wooden lot and it really makes you think about relocating when you see what a single tree can do," said David Span, a local Salisbury resident.

The powerful storm helped give some people a reality check.

"Anything can happen anytime anywhere, anytime, anywhere, and we're just grateful no one was hurt, but the damage is surreal," he said.

The neighborhood continues to move forward with an optimistic attitude.




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