Cleanup continues in Eutaw following tornado

 

Eutaw residents have a long road to recovery after an EF1 tornado struck Nov. 29.

Most storm victims, like the residents who lived at Sagewood Apartments, are staying with family or friends.

A few are still at the storm shelter the city opened before the storm hit.

Alabama Power crews have been able to restore power to the town, and secondary utilities like cable and cell service are back up and running.

There are still some uprooted trees that need clearing and water lines that need to be repaired, but city leaders are closely watching crews coming in to do those repairs.

“Eutaw is going to be working to make sure that contractors coming in are properly registered so our citizens are not taken advantage of after the storm,” said Eutaw Water Manager Corey Martin. “A lot of times after a storm, you’ll have unlicensed people taking advantage and we’re going to make sure that is not the case.”

The National Weather Service has confirmed 11 tornadoes touched down across the state.

The most severe was an EF2 tornado that hit Montgomery County, killing a woman and her 8-year-old son.

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