Chapel Hill residents clean up following storms

July 25, 2012 8:22:08 PM PDT
People across Chapel Hill are still cleaning up more than a day after storms toppled trees in neighborhoods throughout the town.

At least one home was condemned after a tree fell onto its roof.

Norman Fisher is working to repair the home. He said the cleanup has kept him busy.

"Unfortunately, for these folks here, the tree went through the house. There's a couple of them in this neighborhood where trees have gone through the house," said Fisher.  "The majority of it is out in the yard, really minor damage for the most part."

Piles of debris still line the roads of neighborhoods.

Eileen McWilliam first saw the storm's damage on her way home from work Tuesday, though her home escaped unharmed.

"I drove down our street and there was debris everywhere," said McWilliam, "and all over the streets. And as I got closer to our house, there was more and more debris. So I was really, really worried. And when I went into our backyard there were trees down."

Several streets over, a car sits under a tree, but neighbors said things could've been worse.

"We did have neighbors coming up and down the street last night checking on each other," said Sue Butler. "And we're OK, thank goodness."

There's still a lot of work ahead to clean up, but neighbors said they're making progress.

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