Crestwood community hit hard by Sunday's storm

By Emily Luxen   

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Several Birmingham area homeowners will be cleaning up for quite some time after all the damage left behind from Sunday's strong storms. The Crestwood neighborhood was hit especially hard as several trees snapped and one landed on a house.

Mavis Scully and her husband, Shea, awoke to find a tree crashed into their home. The tree not only destroyed the roof, but their newly remodeled kitchen also.

"We looked around, and it was something out of a strange Alfred Hitchcock movie," said Mrs. Scully.

As the Scullys begin their cleanup efforts, their neighbor, Rodney Spann, was doing the same. Two trees snapped in his front yard barely missing his home.

"By the time I looked out the window the trees were already snapping and breaking," said Spann. "We didn't know what to do."

Clean-up crews visited Crestwood Monday to help restore power, and pick up tree limbs and leaves. Neighbors say there is a lot of work to be done, but they are all working together to get everything back to normal.

"It's an adventure, but because of where we live, our neighbors, and friends, we are completely supported, we will be ok," said Mrs. Scully.

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