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Clean-up efforts continue in Merrill

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TOWN OF MERRILL (WAOW) -- Volunteers have remained a key effort in the clean up underway in Merrill after a tornado hit there over a month ago.

Homeowners said they're on their way to getting back to normal with the help of local contractors making their property better than ever.

Volunteers showed up to lend a hand by the hundreds, with local organizers saying they have some scheduled through August.

"They're like beavers, you can't stop them," said Alan Janquart, who lives in Merrill. "They just continue to cut and haul and cut and haul and some of their friends were hauling stuff away and they got a trailer loaded in about fifteen minutes."

Some homes have been torn down already. Now, the rebuilding process begins for everyone.

The Merrill Chamber of Commerce reached their goal of raising$150,000 for storm victims, but say they won't stop there. They plan to collect even more through the summer months.

Leaders from the Chamber say preparedness coordinators from Alabama have gotten in touch with them looking for advice because of the way they helped take care of people here.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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