TOWN CREEK, Ala. (WHNT) — The storms the Tennessee Valley saw Saturday evening didn’t turn into the severe weather we saw in April, but it came close, and it left a wake of damage.
Hard at work with chainsaws and tractors, residents in Town Creek began the tough and tiring job of cleaning up from the strong winds and rain Saturday evening.
Charles Magro owns Big Nance Trailer Park off of County Road 411 in Town Creek.
“Of course it looks like we lost about 25 monster trees, pulled them up by the roots, you can tell when you look around the trailer park.”
Some of those trees fell on trailers and houses, others fell across the roads.
Directly on the other side of County Road 411 Wayne Lash is doing what he can to help Magro and others affected, while doing a little clean-up at his own place.
He owns Fisherman’s Resort, and it wasn’t affected nearly as bad as Magro’s trailer park.
“We had very little damage at Fisherman’s Resort. We had about seven or eight trees blown down,” Lash says.
When the storms hit he had his on-site restaurant full and the resort had several hundred people at it.
“Luckily no one got injured,” Lash says.
Thankfully — that’s the story on the other side of the street.
“No one was physically hurt so I thank the Lord for that,” Magro says.
He’s taking the damages to his park in stride. “I can’t really complain, I’m 76 years old and this is the first trouble I’ve had that I’ve never caused myself.”
He says it’ll take about a week to clean the place up entirely.
After that, well, he’s being generous with the hand he was dealt. “Anyone who needs any firewood, we’d be glad to donate you some,” Magro says with a chuckle.
He says some people were trapped in their homes Saturday evening, but were able to get out safely.