Nottingham Drive storm damage blocks in residents

Nottingham Drive storm damage blocks in residents

Power lines look more like a game of Twister in one neighborhood, left in the dark.

Trey Wood lives in one of the homes and says this huge disaster happened in a small amount of time.

"Over the course of the next 30 minutes, all the rest of these trees fell down. You'd hear 'snap' and then 'boom,' and then the next gust would come and you'd hear 'snap' and then a 'boom.'"

More than 6 trees left people quarantined to their homes. One path is left open, but not accessible to all people.

Wood says only his four-wheel drive truck can make it through.

This leaves hundreds of people stuck in their homes in Macon.

"Several hundred, if not a thousand. It's a pretty significant neighborhood back here," Woods says.

From the early hours of the morning, neighbors poured out of their homes, some just wanting to get coffee up the road, others ready to take matters into their own hands. 

Neighbor William White says even if he can't get all of the debris out of the way, it's worth at least trying to make the road passable.

"If we wait for the city, it may take a couple of days. People need to get in and out of here, the children's homes in the back of the neighborhood, so if we can clear a little path, great. If not, at least it's worth a shot."

Through the whole process, humble and thankful hearts are present. Wood says he counts his blessings that the trees fell in front of his house and not on his house.

Now, a neighborhood torn apart by Irma comes together to help clean up.

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