Hickory Hill neighborhood begins cleaning up following storms - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Anna Marie Hartman

Hickory Hill neighborhood begins cleaning up following storms

Janice Daniels was hiding in her bathroom when a tornado blew through her home on Oak Creek Cove.

Daniels was among the many victims cleaning up after a twister cut a path through her neighborhood just off Kirby Parkway. 

George Purdy lost half of his roof.

"I can...from my roof...look into my closet, my storage room, and my bedroom. The ceiling turned loose after so much water," Purdy said.
It is, as if, the tornado left the Hickory Ridge Mall and headed straight for the neighborhood.

On Ivy Meadows, trees were uprooted and cracked into pieces.

Broken limbs flew from one neighbors yard to the other.

The winds busted out windows on Vickie and Brian Bartlett's home. 

"The glass went throughout the upstairs of the house and debris from the street just came in side the home," Vickie Bartlett said.

After the storm, it didn't take long for victims to realize how much worse it could have been.

"Everyone is trying to take care of each other, make sure everyone is safe," Brian Bartlett said.
Wednesday morning, neighbors were helping neighbors with the clean up.

It will be some time before their lives are back to normal. 

But the fact that they lived through this is what matters most.

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