MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Ten days after the Christmas tornado, residents throughout the tornado's path are still cleaning up. Some areas were hit harder than others and Roger Williams Housing Complex was one of them.
Residents there are still trying to get their homes back together and the Mobile Housing Board is still cleaning up debris in a two block area. In some areas, progress is being made, but in others it looks like the storm just hit yesterday.
"The city hasn't been out here or nothing…no cleanup at all," said Edward Harris as he looked at his car, still trapped by downed tree limbs. "The only thing they have done is move some people from out of here that had the most damage."
Erika Taylor's apartment is in the shadow two piles of debris. She made it through safely and with only minor damage to windows and her roof. She's been pleased with how quickly the Housing Board responded to her needs.
"All my windows got fixed and my roof got done and my yard," Taylor said.
Around the corner, all Mavis Dixon can do is look at her car from the front porch of her home. She hasn't been able to move it since the storm hit. She too is frustrated with the slow cleanup process, but still counts her blessings.
"I consider it not being luck. I consider it a blessing," said Dixon. "I'm able to touch my kids. They can touch me back and that's enough for me."
The Mobile Housing Board has relocated seven families whose homes were too damages to repair. Late Friday, a spokesperson for the Board said crews were working overtime to remove the remaining piles of limbs and debris from the property.
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