Anton storm clean up underway

Anton storm clean up underway

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

More than 150 volunteers from across the South Plains were in Anton, Texas evaluating the damage and the needs of residents in the wake of the storms at the beginning of the month.

The hail and wind destroyed roofs, windows, and siding on homes. Anton mayor Blake Cate said it really put the hurt on residents.

"I would say 60-65 percent have no insurance or very limited insurance," said Cate. There's no help. The city doesn't have the funding to turn around and help every citizen in town. Of course that's not really our mission."

Richard Alires. Chair of Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD) said despite the large turnout Saturday to help residents, there is not a quick and easy fix for the town.

"This is going to be a very long term situation," Alires said. "We have, every home is damaged. Today we're going to be working on windows but also every roof in town is destroyed and that just takes a lot of work."

The damage assessment reports will be sent to the state in an attempt to raise funds to fix the town. 

If you would like to donate, you are urged to contact Citizens State Bank in Anton. 

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