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Repairs ongoing after Monday storm
A ruined trampoline frame sits upside down outside a home. - photo by Photo by Joe Parker, Jr.
Homeowners are still working to repair damage done by a freak windstorm that hit the Arlen Woods area in Midway on Dec. 31.
Assistant County Administrator Bob Sprinkel said a “wind shear micro burst” struck an area about 200 yards wide and a mile long, including Arlen Woods and areas on Highway 84 and Bill Carter Road.
No injuries were reported, although trees, roofs, Christmas decorations, a brick wall and other objects and structures were damaged or destroyed.  
Sprinkel said the damage reported to 18 homes was mostly minor, such as having a few shingles blown off. He complimented emergency workers on their response, placing tarps on damaged roofs and walls and clearing fallen trees and debris: “They were really doing a good job.”
Among the responders was retiring emergency management chief Tom Burriss who spent his last few official hours on the job at the storm scene.
One home, on an exposed corner lot, had the brick wall of a garage peeled off the structure by winds estimated at upwards of 100 mph.
Many of the damaged residences were within sight of Liberty Elementary School.
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