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Neighbors Pull Together After Powerful Storm



    Neighbors Pull Together After Powerful Storm

    Neighbors are helping each other recover after a powerful summer storm caused significant damage in Aubrey. (Published Monday, Sept. 2, 2013)

    The community of Aubrey is coming together to help neighbors recover from what was destroyed by a summer storm Sunday night.

    One tree, which stood about 100 feet tall, now lays on top of the family's pickup truck.

    "Everyone is pitching in and helping, and I do appreciate it," saif Inman.  Friendd came armed with chainsaws and hammers, ready for a hard-working Labor Day.

    Inman believes a lightning strike took down the tree, which landed on the carport and uprooted the poles, smashed through the windshield of the truck and blew out two tires.

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    (Published Monday, Sept. 2, 2013)

    "This is my pride and joy, my pickup. It's basically totaled. It smooshed my truck," Inman said.

    The tree continued its path of destruction, slamming the basketball board onto Jeff's unmarked police car.

    "My heart just sunk.  I couldn't believe it.  It's as bad as I ever thought," said Inman.

    If that's not enough to create a buzz in the neighborhood, honeybees had made a home in the trunk of the second tree that fell.  Luckily, a family friend's father is a beekeeper. 

    "We knew we had bees out here, but I didn't know how bad," said Inman.

    It's a similar scene on De Moye Lane at Kindergartener, Jayden's house.  The 5-year-old had been sleeping when the tree in the front yard came crashing down.

    "Then the tree, just went boom," said Jayden.

    The truck took the brunt of it.  The family won't know the extent of the damage, until they remove the tree.  The family's not-so-favorite car is also stuck in the driveway. 

    "My dad's ugly car is trapped.  It should be fine," Jayden said.

    The Denton County Sheriff's Office said that everyone weathered the storm without any reported injuries.