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South Salisbury Continues Its Clean Up Efforts Following EF1 Tornado

Posted: 08/09/2017 21:49:00 -04:00 Updated:
Glass from Shattered Car Window After Monday's Tornado (WBOC PHOTO) Glass from Shattered Car Window After Monday's Tornado (WBOC PHOTO)

SALISBURY, Md.-  More than 48 hours have passed since a powerful, EF1 tornado, hit South Salisbury. Although crews are still cleaning up some trees and branches, neighbors say the fallen trees are not the only thing they are cleaning up. 

Mary Rayfield and her grandson spent their day searching through the grass in their front yard, hoping to clean up all the glass.

"The tornado came and it hit my window and it just shattered, scattered it everywhere," said Mary.

The winds from Mondays tornado are responsible for smashing a window from her car.

Mary says she's tired, but determined.

"If I don't do all of it today, maybe when the sun goes down i'll probably finish. I'll come back out here in the shade, you know, and finish cleaning it up," she said.

Rayfield's grandson, Cory Searles, says the tornado has left him plenty of work to do. He's also grateful to have a hand from the city.

"The City, they're doing a good job, they come around here helping trying to fix everything, clean everything up," he said.

Just a few doors down, Tia Townsend is dealing with a mess of her own.

"It's been a three day process, just considering the fact that we had all the limbs from this big pine tree just blow all over the place, and it's been a headache. They're stuck in the air conditioner, it's been a pain in the butt," she said,

But a bigger pain is losing their belongings.

"The kid lost their trampoline, we lost out comfortable tree in the back and the tornado basically threw the barbecue grill underneath the tree," she said.

According to some of the city workers out and about today, the clean up efforts will take all week.

Not soon enough, for those who lived through Monday's tornado.

Regardless, the community is grateful in seeing how quick the City of Salisbury is helping them clean up the mess. 

 

 

 

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