Clean Up Effort Continues in Dallas Co. After Hurricane Zeta
From the West Alabama newsroom–
Hurricane Zeta tore through West Alabama about three weeks ago — and people in Dallas County are still working to pick up the pieces.
The storm snapped — and up-rooted hundreds of trees — causing major damage throughout the county.
“Some of the houses in town have been ripped apart literally by trees — just crushed through them and done a lot of damage,” said Rickey Shelby.
“Basically just getting trees off of houses, out of driveways, off of cars. And it’s been non-stop 7 days a week from the time of the storm,” Shelby said.
Eighty-five year old Noodie Carroll of Planterville says downed trees damaged a barn and a pick up truck on his property.
“I was lucky because that biggest tree there that was left — it’s aimed at my bed and the house,” Carroll said.
“My grandson lives down the street here. It blew five trees, pecan trees in his front yard — flat — up by the roots.”
EMA officials say the storm damaged about 200 homes. They say half of that damage was caused by fallen trees.