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Paragould residents cleanup after storm damage

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A mural painted on an old warehouse in downtown Paragould is a well known piece of the town's history.  This is the second time in as many years that weather has damaged it.  Residents spent Monday afternoon cleaning up what Mother Nature tore down.

"Roof damage, top of the chimney, water leaking inside the house a lot of limbs blown over," said homeowner Gary Archibald.

Archibald came home to find it had been damaged by the storm.

"Found a limb on the back apartment as you can see.  I've got a 67-year-old male who lives back there and I hadn't seen him so I wanted to make sure he was ok," said Archibald.

Archibald said the man who lives in the apartment felt some shaking but otherwise didn't know the apartment was damaged.  You can take a look at the base of the tree and see where it was pulled from the ground.  In addition to up rooting trees, the wind also left limbs strewn across the road and in yards throughout the area.

"Times have changed a lot, they really have.  We've gone thorough a lot in the last few months with the water and the wind, things of that nature.  The different storms and tornadoes so it's pretty surprising for this time of year," said Archibald.

Storm clouds rolled in just before noon taking off shingles and ripping siding off the sides of some houses.

"We've got some items coming in and some different guys coming over to fix the chimney cut down some trees," said Archibald.

Many working to clean up the debris are ready to put this type of weather behind them.

"Grandpa's 84 year's old and its things he's never seen in his lifetime so it makes a big difference," said Archibald.

People are still working to remove the damaged limbs and trees from their yards.  Those with roof and siding damage have more work ahead of them to get their homes back to normal.

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