“This morning when I drove around the neighborhood that had the worst of it, I saw a lady in her robe and slippers, sipping her coffee while watching the front-end loader pick up the limbs and branches in front of her home,” Hopkins said.
“When something like this happens, you always hope people will pitch in and help each other. That’s the way our residents and workers responded. It’s a big reason why we’re in better shape as we start this week.”
In Oakwood, three homes and two cars were damaged by fallen trees.
“We did get hit, but all things considered, it was minor,” said city council member Rob Stephens, who owns an insurance business in Oakwood.