It's been nearly a month since an EF-1 tornado ripped through the Woodland Forest neighborhood in Tuscaloosa. The area is still recovering and a there are a number of blue tarps on the roofs of several houses in the community.
Residents like Robert Brown will never forget the roar of the fast-moving storm.
"We didn't have time to try and take cover. It was just that quick when it came through," Robert Brown, a resident of the community said.
Like some of his neighbors, Brown spent part of his Memorial Day cleaning up. He also dug a few holes for a new fence. The tornado blew over his old fence and snapped several trees near his property. Brown also has some roof damage. He's just thankful the storm didn't do more damage.
"We're just blessed that this is all the damage that we had and nobody lost their lives," Brown said. "Things like this can be replaced."
The Woodlawn Forest neighborhood has made progress since the storm and Brown says that's thanks to neighbors helping neighbors get back on their feet.
"You can tell we've still got some houses that have some work being down to it. But other than that we've got the neighborhood back looking like it should.
Some of Brown's neighbors tell FOX6 News, they would like their insurance companies to work faster but they understand when storms happen, it takes a little time for that part of the recovery to get back to normal.