Neighbors Cleaning Up After Storm, Again - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/6/05

Neighbors Cleaning Up After Storm, Again

Monday night's storm potential could mean Lubbockites will spend the next morning cleaning up the aftermath for a fourth time in seven-days. Homeowners in central Lubbock are still trying to get ahead from Sunday night's hail storms and the ones last week. Earlier Monday morning, every block in one neighborhood had at least one service truck working on storm clean-up, but some gave up on hiring workers, as this is the second or third time this week that they've had to pick up and start over again.

15-year-old Bristen Chech said, "We're just loading up this one we're probably going to come back for a second load, but this is just the first." Bristen is talking about the next load of debris from her grandmother's lawn for the second time this week.

Down the block, another neighbor is working on another storm set-back. "I got an adjuster here today for my vehicles. I need new hoods for two vehicles because of hail damage. Tomorrow I'll have an adjuster for the roof." Lucio Trevino has damage on his cars, roof, and his lawn. "Believe it or not, I raked yesterday afternoon, we had leaves everywhere and it's back to it again today."

Keeping ahead of chores while competing with mother nature has been nearly impossible. 80-year-old Kelly Curtis says, "I got up a bunch of leaves here and still got a bunch to go. I do have a fellow that comes, but I need the exercise."

All of these neighbors live just blocks apart, and while each is a stranger to the other, all have something in common, they want the hail to end.

An insurance agent we spoke with, says it might be better to file your claim once hail-season is over. That should be sometime in mid-July.

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