Butler County residents work to clean up storm damage - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Butler County residents work to clean up storm damage

GREENVILLE, AL (WSFA) -

"I know people say it sounded like a freight train and that's what it was, but it only lasted a few seconds."

Those few seconds are now costing David Crenshaw.

"It'll be on in the thousands of dollars," says Crenshaw referring to the money it will take to repair his house.

He says tornado swept through his house ripping shingles off the roof, slicing through railings, and wrapping a swing around the porch. Rain also leaked inside the house.

"You can see in the ceiling, I have water damage and carpet wet."

And in a wood shed behind his house "it lifted stacks of lumber off and scattered it."

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden says no one was killed or injured in the tornadoes. Residents say they're surprised, but grateful.

"We can rebuild a barn, we can rebuild a house, we cannot rebuild a life," says Ricky Smith.

Smith pastors Shiloh Baptist Church--another storm damage site.

He's thankful no one in Butler County was hurt and that amidst the fallen trees in the church yard, the building still stands virtually unharmed.

"Many sermons will come from this right here of God providing for his people. His protection for us is outstanding...outstanding," says Smith.

So now, both Crenshaw and Smith regroup.

"It's clean-up job now," says Crenshaw.

"Just a matter of time of getting all that fixed and we're back in shape," adds Smith.

Copyright 2011 WSFA. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

    Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:59:32 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:31:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.More >>
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.More >>
  • China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

    China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:18:13 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:30:33 GMT
    China is raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods. (Source: CNN/Pool)China is raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

    More >>

    China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

    More >>
  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:30:16 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    More >>

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly