Cleanup Continues After Middle TN Tornadoes

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 01:48:20-05

Nearly one week after several tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee, the cleanup efforts continued.

In Brentwood, city crews offered brush pickup to help residents after the tornado downed trees and damaged about 100 homes. 

The city asked residents to place all brush by the curb as soon as possible. Due to the storm, the city has lifted its regular size restrictions. To learn more, click here.

The pickup should help residents like Terry Hines who was forced to stay at a hotel after three trees crashed into her Nolensville Road home.

The impact left a gaping hole on her roof while debris and tree limbs were scattered all over her property. It is dangerous to stay on the other side of the house especially since she is disabled. 

"It looks like a bomb blew up inside the house. There are no words to describe the house, it is funny looking because there's a log sticking out of my house," Hines told NewsChannel 5.

Since Wednesday, Hines said a volunteer helped chainsaw chunks of the trees. She is waiting for power crews to restore electricity to her house but it is still unclear how long the repair will take and where she will stay.

"I just want to go home," Hines added.