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Residents in Bainbridge assess damage left behind by Hurricane Michael

Posted at 7:02 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:12:29-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - Bainbridge residents have begun assessing the damage that Hurricane Michael left behind and there is plenty of damage. 

South Washington Street in Bainbridge is just like the rest of the city. There's downed trees. Parts of the road are completely blocked, but there's also neighbors helping neighbors clean up, trying to recover from what Hurricane Michael left behind. 

Anitra Powell was at home when the storm passed through the city. She said that listening to the howling winds, and falling trees scared her, even though she was surrounded by loved ones.

Clean up has begun at the Powell residence as step toward getting back to normal, though there is still a lot that needs to be done, especially in the backyard. 

"This is what it did to my backyard. trees fallen in the backyard and stuff, all on the side of the house, on the light pole. That's kind of dangerous," said Powell. 

Most of the residents in Bainbridge have similar damage, and some, unfortunately, have damage to their homes and cars.  

The road to recovery for Bainbridge and its residents will be a long and challenging one. In fact, many residents are just hoping others will come out to help clean up.  

Until then, Powell and many others within in the city are just considering themselves lucky and blessed that the damage they experienced wasn't as bad as it could have been.  

Residents are also asked to only flush solid waste as the "sewer lift stations" are still not working properly.