ESCATAWPA, Miss (WALA) -- Snapped trees and debris still litter the ground in Escatawpa more than two days after an EF-1 tornado with winds of about a hundred miles an hour tore through.
With the threat of more severe weather possible on Thursday, neighbors are hoping they miss out on all the action this time around.
The twister’s winds from Sunday packing a punch. A shed’s metal roof no use as a piece of wood punched a hole. Two days later it was finally removed as the cleanup continues.
“It’s unreal, it’s unreal,” said Ricky Cummins.
Sounds of hammers also echoing along Prescott Drive in Escatawpa.
“It tore the whole back patio off, it tore the whole roof off the shed out back,” Cummins said.
The tornado was on the ground for less than a mile leaving more than a dozen buildings damaged.
“I was shocked to tell you the truth about it,” Cummins said. “She said the ceiling fell, I went over and looked, the whole roof is off. It had taken the roof.”
Next door another home a lot luckier. Neighbors said you must be prepared.
“Anytime you got severe weather you got to be alert and it has probably been within the last four, five months we had one it ran probably a quarter mile right behind here,” said Mike Brumfield.
From Sunday, the damage already done. Now those along Prescott Drive are hoping history does not repeat itself.
“You hope for the best, you take whatever it dishes out,” Brumfield said. “That’s all you can do.”