• Cleanup continues in Cobb after storms


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Cleanup efforts are still underway after severe storms slammed metro Atlanta last week.

    Neighbors are sticking together, helping each other clean up toppled trees and other debris.  

    Channel 2's Amanda Cook spent Sunday afternoon in Marietta, where she saw several repair crews on Bishop Lake Drive, a residential street in east Cobb County.

    "This is the worst I’ve seen over here on Bishop Lake Road," said ATT worker Jeff Jackson.

    Preliminary reports said an EF1 tornado came straight through the area.

    Three days after the storm, Cook found tarped roofs, low-hanging lines and uprooted trees.

    “It looked like Armageddon. Like a war zone around here," said Beth Denning.

    She lives on nearby Spring Circle.

    "We were just totally stuck for a long time,"Denning said.

    She said like many others here, she still has a tree on her house. But she said thanks to those hard-working Cobb EMC crews, she got her power back Saturday night.

    "We don't have phone, or cable, or Internet, but we do have power so at least we have air conditioning," Denning said.

    Jackson, a contractor with ATT, said he has barely stopped working since Friday morning.

    "How exhausted are you?” Cook asked.

    “Severely," he said.

    But he said this is the hardest hit area in Cobb County, and the repairs here could take at least a week.

    "Lot of them lucky to be alive with all these trees on the houses," he said.

    "Yes, it's a miracle with all these trees down that nobody got hurt,"Denning said.




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