Colerain Residents Don't Let Severe Weather Stop Clean Up From Last Storm

It's only been 12 days since tornadoes devastated eastern carolina, and Thursday, even with the threat of severe weather, some families in Bertie county were still working to clean up and look for belongings.

Leon Raynor and his family were cleaning up with the help of volunteers in Colerain off of Highway 42. Rickey Freeman coordinator of Bertie County Emergency Management says even though there's still a lot of clean up to be done they are keeping an eye on severe weather, especailly strong winds that could pick up debris.

"Really have to be careful if you're out working, not only the piles but also some of the loose debris that's down cause if the winds get strong say gust of 50 it may have the possibility to blow some of that debris around," said Rickey Freeman with Bertie County Emergency Management.

Freeman says they didn't set up a shelter during the day because tornadoes are too unpredictable.

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  • by BLAH Location: Tyrrell(ble)county on Apr 29, 2011 at 03:17 AM
    heading there today to help clean up.Man what a terrible sight.
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      by tornado on May 2, 2011 at 05:46 AM in reply to BLAH
      yea there is a lot of damage and belongings are scattered across Bertie county.

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