Residents in Putnam and Cabell Counties were left with big messes after severe storms Tuesday.
Neighbors near Gordon Street in Culloden were hit hard.
“Our outside building door had been ripped off and the tree behind our house had fallen,” Sam Carr told 13 News. “We’re lucky it landed the way it did, otherwise it would have destroyed our house.”
Carr works as a volunteer fireman with the Culloden Volunteer Fire Department. Carr said the department responded to more than 27 calls in less than two hours.”
The Fire Station was one of the building hit hardest. Strong winds knocked down the department’s main radio tower.
Carr told 13 News the community has really stepped up.
“We had our neighbor down the street who had his tree down so we went and helped him. Then he came up and helped us cut ours,” said Carr. “It has been neighbor helping neighbor.”
Down the road in Hurricane, Matt Leary did his part to help.
“I figured they had been out for a while and that maybe they hadn’t gotten any breaks,” said Leary.
Leary owns and operates Farley’s Hot Dogs in Hurricane. He supplied free meals to first responders last night.
“I felt like, I should be able to give back to the community. Those people were out there helping and giving back so i figured if i could help them by feeding them,” said Carr. “If I can help out I sure will.”