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Norman Starts Clean Up From Tornado Damage

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It's been two days since Norman had its own tornado emergency to deal with and many residents there are still coping with power outages, a major road closure, and the overall mess. It's been two days since Norman had its own tornado emergency to deal with and many residents there are still coping with power outages, a major road closure, and the overall mess.

Steve Shaw, News 9

NORMAN, Okla. - It's been two days since Norman had its own tornado emergency to deal with and many residents there are still coping with power outages, a major road closure, and the overall mess.

Rick Manley's chainsaw wasn't the only chainsaw humming around Norman Sunday afternoon. Rick and his son traveled here from McAlister because of a massive mangled tree in his daughter's front yard.

"Little unsettling, more upsetting for our daughter," said Manley.

A few blocks away John Sandison is thanking his lucky stars, even though debris covers his entire yard, his family's Ford Focus is trashed, and a tree limb spear is jammed through his dining room wall.  He thanks News 9 Meteorologist Gary England, who implored people to take cover in Norman shortly before it got hit.

"Sirens went off, we had about 30 seconds after we heard the news that channel 9 said take shelter immediately," said Sandison.

Doug Kennon owns Sooner Legends Hotel and Restaurant at 1200 southwest 24th. 

"We sat and watched each one of these poles go to the ground, bam, bam, bam. My weekend was over," said Kennon.

Police Capt. Tom Easley says the city should announce in the next day what the protocol's going to be for all the debris people are piling up on the curbs and in their front yards. 

"My opinion, we got real, real lucky and we will take it any time," said Easley.

Starting Tuesday, residents can leave their storm debris on the curb. The City will make at least two passes along your street over the next three to four weeks.

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