As the sun came up Monday morning, neighbors in Allen surveyed the damage caused by a string of powerful storms that blew through North Texas Sunday night.
“We heard a loud crack and my son came over and said the tree is down,” resident Shantu Deo said. “Luckily it fell in the most optimal fashion I guess.”
Deo and many of his neighbors were fortunate to dodge any major damage. But just a few homes down others were not as lucky.
“Unfortunately we have a neighbor next door that has a big tree in her pool and the side of her house, so we got lucky,” Charles Chewing said.
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But just as neighbors began to survey the damage, volunteers also began to show up with chainsaws and equipment to begin the cleanup.
In addition to a helping hand, the volunteers also hoped to offer perspective to those impacted by the storms.
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“When we get here they don’t know what to do, they have never had this happen to them, most people have never been involved in a disaster,” said Wendell Romans with the Texas Baptist Men.