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Clean up effort continues in Hickory Hill

It has been three days since the devastating storm hit a South Memphis neighborhood. The clean-up effort continues, but there's still a lot of work to be done.

Andra Uzrail is nearly in tears. You can understand why when you look at the house she's lived in for the last 8 years.

"The wall is just kind of pushed out and the garage is blown apart," Uzrail said.

Uzrail spent the day cleaning up and trying to salvage what she can.

She is now living with her mother. 

David Love and his little brother Jeremiah White will never forget the night the tornado tore through their neighborhood.

"We just started praying," Love said.

Days later, they walk around in disbelief as they see homes with trees on top, cars with no windows, and debris everywhere.

A few miles up the road, the clean up effort continues at Hickory Ridge Mall.

But, there is some good news.

Pending a fire marshal inspection, Sears plans to open for business on Sunday.

"I think it would be good for the community to actually see a store open," Sears manager Joseph Yasinsky said.

Yasinsky said the store suffered very little damage and has asked his 100 employees or so to be ready to go to work.

If Sears gets the go-ahead by the fire marshal, they will open their doors Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.


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