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Clean-up begins after major storm in Waterloo

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Tuesday night's storms left a path of destruction in one Waterloo neighborhood and it also left thousands of people without power.

The power outage shut off stop lights and shut down some area businesses. The grocery store at the corner of Franklin and Nevada Street was without power for several hours.

"We are losing a lot of customers ya know. We have a grocery store and all of our frozen food is getting spoiled," said store owner Sajjad Chaubhry.

On the other side of town near Sergeant Road a neighborhood was stunned by the damaged caused by high winds. Jordan Ehlers woke up to more than a knock at the door.

"Around 2:20 I heard a big crack, obviously it was the tree that fell on our house. My parents came running down stairs about the same time saying they also heard something. We were practically yelling at each other the wind was so loud," said Ehlers.

Celebration First Assembly of God Church located less than a block away did not come out unscathed. Two garages were blown over, part of the roof is missing and parts of the stained glass window were smashed in, but all of that is not stopping this congregation.

"We just appreciate all the help and everything that has come and we're just going to go forward, we're not going to be stopped," said Pastor Earl Warsdler.

Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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