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Jackson cleans up after storm

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Pine tree debris lines the front yards along Queen Eleanor Lane. MEMA was there Saturday morning assessing the damage, and everyone got started early clearing their property. Jackson's roll-off dumpsters are filling to the brim early.

Larry Smith of Queen Alecia Court doesn't know where to start cleaning up his house of 34 years. He wasn't home when the tornado destroyed his home, but his wife was.

"She said she just stood there where the washer and dryer is, and just prayed," he says. "It's rough when you get something paid for, completely destroyed."

A few houses away, Corey Walker says WLBT First Alert Weather made a big difference for him.

"Paul Williams was very accurate. I  was watching him do the weather report, he said it was coming in at 11:03, it was 11:05 when it actually came through," Walker says.

Today he's dealing with a tree through his house. "The wind was so high you heard crashing, but didn't realize where everything was landing. After we went outside, we saw the tree on the house."

They're also dealing with ruined homes in the Homewood Manor Mobile Home Park. More than a dozen mobile homes have gaping holes, ripped roofs, or, like Frank Neil, trees that barged in.

"We had the Red Cross here. All the neighbors are sticking together, trying to help each other out," he says. "Trying to recover, figure out where we gonna go next."

Entergy got to work bright and early in various locations throughout Jackson to restore power. 

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