From downed power lines illuminating the night..... To the roar of chainsaws. Today parts of the Village of Whitesboro began accessing the damage and cleaning up the aftermath. For BJ Howe and his Uncle Stanley the storm shredded a home that's been in their family for four generations.
Howe says, "The whole left side of the house all the windows are busted right now out it, that blew them right in. What didn't get blown in trees went through them, so there's branches in the living room and in the bedrooms, it's pretty bad in there."
Whitesboro residents along Glendale Place and Main Street suffered most of the destruction and many can recall the vivid imagery of the storm that has changed their quiet neighborhood.
Patricia Moreland of Whitesboro says, "It only lasted about twenty minutes, the wind just came whipping through. The electricity, we we're looking out the window and one of the transformers were hit, there were sparks it was on fire."
Angelo Campola added, "I came out this morning about five o'clock and my boat was upside down behind my garage on the trailer upside down. But my neighbor has a lot of stuff down so I've been helping him."
Demi Thrasher says, "The tornato cam right through the back yard and right through and tore my fence right off. The lighting was like going throughout the sky and there was a fire across the trees."
BJ and his uncle along with the rest of their neighbors escaped unharmed according to officials but the question is what do you do now. Howe added, "What do you do? They cut our power, I think a lot of the other people got their power on but they cut ours because the trees are on the house, so we gotta get them all off, tape up the windows for now or board them up and then go from there."