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Talladega County continues with clean up efforts following Zeta

WBMA Birmingham logo WBMA Birmingham 10/31/2020 Byron Khalil
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Friday, work crews spread out across Talladega County to clean up the damage Hurricane Zeta's winds brought.

Many of the major roads in Talladega have since been cleared. 

However, one some of the smaller neighborhood streets, drivers may encounters trees blocking the road.

In Sylacauga, work crews removed a large tree from a house on North Main Avenue.

SEE ALSO: Photos of Hurricane Zeta Aftermath

Monica McLemore is the homeowner. 

McLemore says she had just walked into another room of the house when the tree came crashing down.

She had lived in that home for 12 years. 

That night, McLemore rode out the storm in her utility closet before going to a neighbor's house to take shelter.

"He only said that he could cut the big part of the tree and he couldn't do nothing else to the house. But come this morning, he can do it all," McLemore, a Sylacauga homeowner said about the contractor. "He can do it all where I'll be able to be back in my house no later than tomorrow. Lord, thank you Jesus!"

Other Talladega County homeowners are dealing with loss of power. 

SEE ALSO: Alabama man rides out Hurricane Zeta in sailboat

In some neighborhoods trees are not only blocking the road, but on top of power lines as well.

That's the case for some living on Morning Glory Circle in Talladega. 

"I really understand that they're under a lot of pressure and working hard and to be careful because it's dangerous out. Just don't forget us we're out here in a little spot of Talladega, Alabama," Jeanie Cash, a Talladega homeowner said. "It's very peaceful and quiet out here, but there's a lot of humans out here that need electricity to survive."

The Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative has dozens of crews out working to restore power. 

The company even brought in out-of-state workers to help.

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