More Rain Slows Clean-Up Efforts In Hard Hit Areas Of Triad

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Winston-Salem, NC -- Storm clean-up continues across the Triad, but with more rain in the forecast some work will have to wait.

READ: W-S House Survives Catastrophic Damage By Four Feet

Strong storms took down power lines and trees in Forsyth County and other areas in the Triad on Thursday, and many homeowners are still trying to clear their yards.

Soaking rains are predicted for Monday and Tuesday, slowing clean-up efforts and causing concern for some with roof damage.

WFMY News 2's Morgan Hightower met with homeowners in Winston-Salem Monday.

"We had to wait an hour and a half until the rain stopped so we could keep on going," explained Johnny Gosnell, general contractor. 

Gosnell and his crew are trying to clear John Weaver's Winston-Salem yard of debris and down trees before the rain rolls back in, 

"We can't work in the rain and it just makes the job a whole lot harder because of all the mud and moving equipment and this that and the other," explained Gosnell. "You're on top of roofs, and hanging from trees and so forth."

"I used to get yard of the month here, honest, it don't look too good now does it?," said John Weaver, homeowner.

Weaver jokes about his lawn, but is serious when considering what could have happened. 

"I think that is the key thing - that no one was hurt. Everything else can be fixed," said Weaver.

A few houses down the street, Edwin Gomez also has a lot of work to do. 

"I started to do something to that but the rain is coming," said Gomez, homeowner.

Uprooted trees crowd Gomez's backyard and his entire roof has to be replaced.

"The roof, it's got lots of holes in the roof," said Gomez.

The rain has delayed the job. Now, he's hoping tarps will work in keeping his family dry and prevent even more water damage.

The crews at Weaver's house worked late until dark because they're predicting the rain will prevent them from working for a few days. As for Gomez, he says he'll have to wait for the ground to dry before he can get cranes in to remove the downed trees. 

WFMY News 2

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