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Storm cleanup continues in Jackson

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Cleanup continues in Northwest Jackson from last Friday's tornado.

Over 300 old trees were reported toppled over in the Lakewood Memorial Cemetery on Clinton Blvd. When we tried to go in to see, we were sternly ordered off the property. There is a sign on the gate that says,  "Damage is limited to when you can see from the street." 

The storm then lifted, only to come down again as it went through to Queens neighborhood just to the east of the cemetery. Heavy equipment was in use to clear out big limbs. Most of the damage was from huge old trees falling on houses, causing roofs to leak and in one case completely destroying a house belonging to 58-year-old Larry Smith at 107 Queen Alecia Court. 

"My insurer is Nationwide. They do a mighty fine job out here. I mean what happened to me happened to a lot of other people. We just have to keep going on," said Smith. 

Some residents complained that they were not getting enough help getting their lives back to normal. 

Cambreon Howard lives on Ginger Street and said, "It's been kind of hectic, but still we have got a big hole in the roof. Ah, I mean trees everywhere,can't hardly get in the back yard, so it's been kind of hectic here. Actually I think the insurance companies need to pick up the ball, and do what they are supposed to do."

Another house, near the intersection of Queen Alma and Queen Eleanor Lane, was destroyed when a huge tree fell on it.

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