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Dec 30, 2009 8:43 AM by Veronica White

Gueydan Cleaning Up After Tornado

After an F2 tornado hit Gueydan on Christmas Eve, those whose homes were damaged had a lot of work to do.

KATC caught up with some of the residents Tuesday morning to see how the clean up is coming along.

Houses on South 2nd Street were torn apart, but residents are putting it all back together. The first step was piling the trash and tree limbs near the street, then Monday the Parish sent crews to pick it all up.

They have their water and electricity back and many are staying at their homes now, after staying with friends and relatives since Thursday.

Roofs have sustained the most damage, so roofing companies have been working in the neighborhood over the past few days. Homeowners hope to have everything fixed within a few weeks.

Even though they have a lot left to do, they are not just focused on their own homes-- the neighbors are working together.

"A friend of mine loaned me his tractor, we're picking up each other's yards, just helping out each other," said Deany Smith.

His next door neighbor, Janet Simon, said: "We're loaning each other stuff and helping each other, oh yes, everybody's been fantastic."

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