Cleanup continues after Priceville tornado

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PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - It's been a few days since a tornado ripped through the close knit community of Priceville. Despite leaving quite the mess behind, no injuries or deaths were reported.  While driving through the town today, you could tell how some parts were back to normal, while others still had a long way to go.

Austin Kellett wasn't hard at work on a Sunday because he had to be.  “I personally had no damage," he says.

He was helping out, because according to him, that's just what good neighbors do. “We like our neighbors and we like our neighborhood," says Kellett.

A small pine cone, thrust at high speed, broke the window on the Watkin's house. Their biggest clean up has been chopping up more than a dozen trees that were slashed by a reported tornado.  “Without our neighbors and friends, helping us, we wouldn’t even be putting a dent in the damage that has been done," says Jeffery Watkins.

Neighborly love has also helped Walnut Grove Baptist Church recover from the storm. “A lot of people were just driving through the neighborhood, just pulled in to ask if they could help us," says Pastor John. D. Bain.

A guardian angel found face down Friday morning, has been returned to her perch. While there is still work to be done, Pastor Bain is proud of this community for supporting each other during the dark clouds and blue sky days.

“It seems like difficulty does bring out the best people, and the best in people," he says.

Pastor Bain tells WHNT News 19 they're still waiting to hear back from the church's insurance agency, if their policy will cover the broken headstones, or if it will be the family's responsibility to pay for repairs. He says either way, the church will try to find a way to help restore the cemetery.

If you'd like to donate to the church's efforts, you can contact them through their Facebook page or website.

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