City of Eufaula Cleaning Up After Monday’s Storm

When the storms hit Monday, many parts of our viewing area were hit bad, including Eufaula.

Trees fell on businesses, power lines blocked streets, now residents are picking up the pieces.

The Eufaula Post Office hard hit, didn’t stop the mail, but the memory of those frightening moments hard to put behind.

“This tree went, but we didn’t know this all happened. We were getting all the customers behind the counter in case something came through the glass,” said Toni Walker & Pamela Cooper, with the Post Office.

Just a few blocks away, lots of work to be done to J J Jaxon Company, Inc. before they are back in business. The roof  and thousands of dollars worth of equipment destroyed.

“I never worried about it before, but I’m more concerned now,” said Owner Jay Jaxon.

He tells WLTZ the business has been standing for 70 years and nothing like this has ever happened before.

“It really sounded loud, but  I didn’t realize it was going to be anything as major as it was. It hit quickly and it went away quickly. That’s the surprising thing. It was here and it was gone and left us a wake of destruction in its path. So we are very fortunate no one was hurt,” said Jaxon.

Now the city is getting ready for Wednesday’s threat of severe weather.

“You have to be prepared and you have to be ready for it. You can’t wait until it happens and decide where you are going to go or how you are going to respond,” said David Logan, Barbour County EMA Director.

Fully assessing storm damage may have to wait until after round two.

For now, people here thankful that no one was killed or seriously hurt on Monday.

“This could have been a lot worse and it could have been deadly. Anytime you can get through a storm like this and no one gets hurt from a standpoint of safety you’ve done your job,” said Logan.

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