North Texas Cleans Up Nature's Wrath

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Gail Czekaj
    The spring storms knocked Gail Czekaj's tree into her gazebo.

    North Texas was hammered with another rough round this weekend, and crews moved to help clean up the mess Sunday.

    The Red Cross in Dallas loaded up supplies in several trucks Sunday to help victims of storm damage.

    "What we have is a team of people to hand out cleanup kits that will help them clean up flooding in their homes," said Jennifer Jackson, Red Cross spokeswoman. "We also have different things like gloves that will help them pick up debris that may be in their yard."

    Jackson said Red Cross teams was planning to check out damage reports in Denton, Terrell, Forney, Mabank and Lancaster.

    As the storms roared through Mesquite Saturday night, Amy Williams said she knew trouble was brewing.

    "I really thought that maybe there was a tornado…" Williams said. "It was a little scary."

    As the wind howled and rain pounded her home, a large tree in her front yard landed on the roof of her home, she said.

    "All of a sudden, we heard a pop, and we ran to the front door just in time to see the tree fall over," Williams said.

    But most importantly, no one was injured, she said.

    "Luckily, I had just cleaned my garage out the week before, so the car was in the garage, so it was safe," she said.

    Toppled trees and fences could be found throughout the neighborhood.

    In Addison, strong winds late Saturday night cause the roof of an office complex in the 4400 block of Sojourn Street to cave in.