Bexley residents say they’re ‘lucky’ tornado damage wasn’t worse

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It’s been two days since a tornado hit the Bexley area leaving large trees in the middle of roads and front lawns and debris and leaves on side streets and backyards.

Neighbors say they feel lucky the damage wasn’t worse.

“Our big tree giant first oak tree fell,” said 5-year-old Kenton Welch.

“We were lucky bud it didn’t hit the house,” his dad, Kasey, added: 

They both stood in their front yard on Friday as crews continued to get rid of what’s left of the damage from Wednesday’s storm.

“It’s been a lot of work and cleanup. A lot of phone calls just trying to figure it all out,” Kasey Welch said.   “… It’s an inconvenience but we were lucky lots of people are worse off then we were ours is just trees and yard work and a little bit of damage on the house and fence but we were definitely lucky.”

Mollie Alban came to her rental property as soon as she got a call that a large tree went down in her yard.

“I was pretty shocked. I saw that it was declared a tornado so I was like Oh my goodness. All these tree companies and no tree surfaces were available. I was calling everyone so it was just by chance that someone was driving by that’s not a tree service,” she said.

Alban says she’s just trying to get as much taken care of as she can.

“The trunk I’ll need help with that but this cleanup hasn’t been that bad and I know there’s other people that have worse than this. I think pretty much everyone got lucky,” Alban said.

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