Clean Up Begins After Storms Hit

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Some White Oak Shores residents have an amazing story of survival to tell after the tornado hit.

Fortunately no one was hurt. In fact, there hasn’t even been a report of any harmed animals.

The Birmingham Weather Center says an F1 tornado is the cause of all the debris.

It came though just after a previous tornado warning expired.

Volunteers from the community have been out all day Monday doing what they can to help clean up.

Several of the homes were damaged, but no word yet on the exact number.

“I was really numb for a long time. I'm starting to get emotional. I haven't slept. I get tearful. I'm starting to get really tearful,” said Kearie Cooper.

There is still quite a bit of work left.

Officials are looking for volunteers with chainsaws to help cut up the trees that are on homes and have fallen in yards.

You can call the White Oaks Volunteer Fire Department for information.

Early estimates predict at least 20 to 30 houses were affected by the tornado.