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Cleanup continues in Queensborough community

It's the start of a new work week and a day for a new start for those living in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood.

Anthony Gilbert and his neighbor Linda Lee spent the entire weekend cleaning up fallen trees and dealing with the damage left behind.

Lee says, "I'm looking at it one day at a time, whatever we can accomplish, everyday that's what we will do."

Councilman Jerry Bowman has been walking the neighborhood and going door to door making sure neighbors are getting the help they need.

"Letting them know that help is on the way.  It's a process.  It's not going to happen over the next 10 or 15 minutes but we're trying to do what we can to get the problem rectified."

SWEPCO crews were out restoring power and tree cutting businesses were helping remove trees throughout the area.

Lee says she couldn't even get out of her house Saturday morning, because trees blocked her way out.

"I couldn't believe it... that we even made it through it... because it was really, really bad."

Gilbert was in his car at the height of the storm..

"Like I was about to die, like it was the end of the world.  What am I supposed to do now?"

Now he's just thankful to be alive.

At 9pm Monday night 400 SWEPCO customers in Shreveport-Bossier were still without power.

 


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