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Lee county residents cleaning up

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By Mark Bullock - bio | email

SALEM, AL (WSFA) - The clean-up process began in earnest Monday in Lee county, which was struck by tornados over the weekend. Some storm victims are looking forward while others are having a hard time letting go of the past.

The worst damage was in the small town of Salem. Wacoochie Junior High School was damaged in the storm and the Anglican Church of the Resurrection was destroyed.

WSFA 12 News caught up with members of the church Monday. They say the building is hard to part with because it had been around since the early 1800's. It was converted for use as an Anglican church last year.

Members spent the day salvaging what they could from the old building, but they're not sure what they'll do next. The nearby Baptist church has offered its facilities as temporary worship space.

Meanwhile, at the junior high school, the snow Sunday kept clean-up crews inside most of the day. But more work began Monday. The twister damaged the school's roof and cafeteria.

Students are attending class temporarily at Smiths Station High School.

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