Storm cleanup continues in Tuscaloosa County


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Cleanup in Tuscaloosa County is well underway following Monday’s storms, and the general consensus in the storm-damaged communities is that a chainsaw is a necessity.

Michael May gave CBS42 a tour of his damaged Woodland Forrest home. The home has a tarp on the roof and holes in the attic.

Like most of his neighbors, he’s got plenty to cleanup and replace.

The streets in the community have had a lot of traffic.

Just a few miles up the road, the storm’s path got even thicker.

“The room that was hit, it was my room,” said Julio Lopez. “That’s where my baby’s room was at. The baby’s stuff is gone.”

Lopez and his family waited out the tornado at the hospital with his newborn son.

They feel particularly lucky. The newborn boy was born with some complications and couldn’t come home right away.

“I thank God he stayed at the hospital, because we would have been here,” Lopez said.

In the Golden Acres Mobile Home Park, six homes, just like Lopez’s, were totaled.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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