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Family spends Easter Sunday picking up debris after big storm

Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:44:20-04

GROESBECK, TX — Tim Krause and his family are thankful after a weather alert woke them up in the middle of the night.

Severe weather tore through Central Texas Sunday morning, and although we all saw heavy rain and wind, some places were hit harder than others.

Krause lives just outside of Groesbeck, and when he walked out front in the morning, he wasn't expecting the extent of damage.

"I've never seen so much damage, everywhere. Everywhere you look everywhere you drive there's all kinds of damage," Krause said.

A few trees close to falling, they needed a forklift to take down the bigger branches. Thanks to a few friends Krause was able to clean up some of the debris.

"I just started making phone calls hey I need chain saws and tractors and my buddy here showed up with it," Krause said.

They spent all morning raking debris and picking up twigs and branches from the night before. Although Krause had problems of his own, he still made sure to check on his neighbors.

"Well its in my blood because I'm a volunteer fireman we're all family around here we take care of each other,' Krause said.

Krause knew the storm was coming, thanks to the weather alert, he'll continue to be weather aware every time after.