Strasburg Cleans Up From Severe Storms

Strasburg -- Valley neighborhoods are using the holiday to clean up thanks to Thursday's severe weather. One town was hit particularly hard by the rain and wind.

Chainsaws can be heard throughout Strasburg as neighbors clean up from the storms.

"It was all torn up. The limbs were way down over the hill. The tree looked real bad, so I had to go ahead and take the whole thing down," shared Scotty Ponton who was cleaning up his yard. The tree he is working on snapped off halfway up with winds near 60 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, his neighbor, Andy Jenkins, is cleaning up from flood damage when this stream surrounded his home.

"There were about two feet of water all down through there. My basement flooded," Jenkins explained.

Pat Koehnke and his daughter spend their holiday piling up the brush instead of relaxing by the pool. It's an experience they say they won't soon forget.

"Yeah, I was scared especially when I came outside and saw the tree down and the fence was down and we went outside and fixed it," shared daughter, Jessica Koehnke.

"We've got some cleanup in the back to do, but I'm not going to do too much today (Friday). We're going to head to grandma's and have a good little feast," added her father, Pat.

Strasburg residents say they expect the cleanup to continue into the holiday weekend.


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