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Tuscaloosa communities will be cleaning for days after storm

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TUSCALOOSA - AL -        It will likely take days for people living in East Tuscaloosa to completely clean up after Monday's storm.   Woodland Forest, Woodland Hills and Golden Acres were pounded
  
       Tons of trees fail snapping power lines in the process along Hargrove Rd and within the subdivisions.

        City crews picked up piles of debris non-stop.  It seemed they'd pick up at one location and then another was created in the same spot.  That included those Rita Rimsa and her husband threw out even though they didn't have one tree fall on their property.  "These came from the Cul-de-sac and the neighbors yard," said Rimsa.
   
       However, it was a much different story for Micheal May around the corner.  A tree fell into his bedroom.  He showed ABC 33/40 how a limb from the tree poke through his a door to a bedroom closet.    Like others, the tree left his home and backyard in a mess.  "Then today we had a tree that fell from my neigbors yard from behind us.  We got it down and we're continuing today and rest of the week to clean it up," said May.

      In reality, it may take longer than a week.  Some people like Julio Lopez haven't began cleaning.  He's still in shock.  A tree crushed a room for a room he and his wife decorated  for their newborn. who was suppose to come home from the hospital the day of the storm.  "I was like I wanted him to come home but at the same time I thank God he stayed at the hospital because we would have been here."

     Meanwhile, crews are still trying to restore power to dozens.  In many cases, entire cables and poles have to be replaced.  However, many are taking it in stride.
    "All the trees and stuff broken up.  It's like you're in a different city but its not.  You go some where and you're like what used to be here and what used to be there.  Its just all totally different.  I hope everyone just continue to work together and get it back to normal," added May.
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