MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - As some celebrate the New Year's holiday, others still haven't gotten past the last holiday, Christmas Day, when a tornado hit Mobile County.
Along South Carlen Street, debris still lines the pavement following the Dec. 25 tornado.
"It's real devastating to see the whole neighborhood the way it is and even when I drove past the house. I've worked here many times, and I didn't even recognize the place," said Robin Eustice.
Eustice takes care of one of the properties on South Carlin Street. He said he and others working to cleanup, are doing all they can.
"It's been going pretty good, we've been trying to cleanup the best that we can to get ready for the contractors to come in and make it safe to renovate or demolish. It's up to the insurance company," said Eustice.
Eustice said they've been fighting rain that has moved through the area, and vandals.
"We had some vandalism, looked like teenagers had kicked in the back door and broken bottles. They put graffiti on the wall. It's unfortunate," said Eustice.
Through it all, Eustice said, the neighborhood has stuck together. As some were cleaning up, neighbors and friends stopped by, checking in on those affected. Signs of improvement are starting to show and the community is enjoying a much more pleasant holiday than the last.
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