Rain slows progress for Lufkin tornado victims

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Constant rain across East Texas Wednesday has slowed repairs for Lufkin residents trying to clean up after last week's tornado.

Blue tarps cover the roofs of several homes in East Lufkin, but not many people were out clearing debris. One resident said it's because of the rain.  Eddie Fisher said the tornado left a tree in his roof, blew out windows, and scattered debris throughout his yard.  He already put a tarp on his roof, but now he has to double it because it's still leaking.

"The rain has changed a lot," said Fisher.  "The weather is definitely holding up progress here.  I'm going to have to get out in the weather to re-tarp the house.  Nobody is going to be able to do anything out in this weather.  If they get out in their yards, they're going to get stuck."

The City is still picking up debris, but Fisher said he's waiting on the rain to let up. Also, if you need a free tarp, contact the Red Cross.

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