East Alabama cleans up after Monday’s storms

SARDIS CITY, Ala. (WIAT) — The storms that pounded central Alabama on Monday left a mark in the eastern part of the state.

A tornado which hit Etowah County has left crews and residents to cleanup after homes were leveled and trees snapped.

“It didn’t sound like a big train,” said Louise Greer, who lost her home in Monday’s storms. “It sounded like helicopters. A bunch of them.”

She spent the storm in a neighbor’s basement and came home after it had passed to see the damage.

“I couldn’t believe it even though I was looking at it,” she said. “It was awful. It was just unreal to see something like that.”

Greer has lived in the home for over fifty years, raising four sons and six grandchildren in her home. She has spent the last two days searching through the rubble to see what she can salvage.

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