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Cleanup begins in Edmond after tornado

BY DIANA BALDWIN and SUSAN SIMPSON Modified: February 12, 2009 at 8:18 am •  Published: February 12, 2009
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photo - Workers erect a temporary wall to protect a cabinetry building business on Waterloo Road near Broadway. PHOTO BY SUSAN SIMPSON, THE OKLAHOMAN
Workers erect a temporary wall to protect a cabinetry building business on Waterloo Road near Broadway. PHOTO BY SUSAN SIMPSON, THE OKLAHOMAN

/> Massive oak trees crashed into his roof and across his front yard.

His son’s pickup truck was hardly visible under a pile of tree trunks and limbs. But the mound of debris was growing smaller as a tree removal crew fed branches into a wood chipper.

Bobby Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Tree Service, said that he is donating his services to homeowners.

Swiggart’s teenage children, Adison and Parker, were home at 5600 Irvine Drive when the storm hit Tuesday but took shelter in a bathroom.

Rentals sought
In the Homestead housing addition, where more than 40 homes were destroyed and damaged, April Jackson and her family have lived in the same house for 11 years.

With the roof gone and the interior soaked she said they’re looking for a place to live for at least six months.

"Hope we can get it fixed in that time,” she said. "We’re looking for a rent house in this neighborhood.”


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