Batteries, blankets needed for tornado victims in Center Point

Storm cleanup continues in Center Point

CENTER POINT, Ala. (WBRC) - Center Point City Hall officials say the donations have been pouring in for those impacted by Monday’s tornado, but there’s still a long way to go on this road to recovery.

Blanica Alfaro says she lost everything in Monday’s tornado

“It’s been horrible, it’s been horrible,” said Alfaro.

Alfaro’s house is one of 20 homes that was destroyed at Rusk Mobile Home Park near Center Point. Construction crews have begun rebuilding what they can, but residents like Alfaro, say they still need help.

“What we need most is building materials so we can start rebuilding them again,” she said.

Over on Sunhill Road, tarps cover the roofs of nearly two dozens homes that suffered damage. Volunteers and homeowners spent Friday continuing to remove debris.

“We have 15 to 20 family’s homes, total losses is about a third of that. Fortunately, most of our homes that were affected do have insurance,” said Center Point Mayor Bobby Scott.

Scott says the donations at Center Point City Hall have been great, but there’s still some items that are needed.

“Right now, if anyone wants to, we could use blankets, batteries, flashlights, and cleaning tools so when people are going back into their homes, we know they have a lot of work ahead of them, like Clorox, Lysol, that type of thing,” Scott added.

City Hall will continue to collect donations as well as the Salvation Army and Rusk Mobile Home Park.

Saturday morning, I Care Alabama will be hand out 1,200 boxes of fruits and vegetables at the Center Point Community Center starting at 9am.

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