Riverside community converges to rebuild after thunderstorm

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by FRANCES WANG, BREANNA ROY, KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 6:26 PM

CHATTEROY, Wash.-- Residents of the Riverside Village community woke up to a nightmare Thursday morning after a summer thunderstorm ripped through the area the previous evening.

At least one person was trapped in a mobile home when the wild storm toppled trees on Wednesday.

 


Thursday morning, residents were still without power and looking ahead at weeks of work to clean-up the debris and repair the destruction.

“Right now it's hard to know what you need,” said one resident.”It's so overwhelming.”

Even without power, there were plenty of hands to help get things started.

“We can’t figure out what to do,” said one woman. “Just kind of get together and put our heads together and say this is where we're gonna start. The devastation is so bad where do you start?"

There is no doubt it will take the community some time to pick up the pieces. Especially since some of those pieces are pine trees.

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