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Tornado clean-up underway in Pasco Co. after Friday storms

Posted at 5:20 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 21:19:38-05

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — People in New Port Richey's Fairway Springs neighborhood are hard at work, cleaning up after Friday's tornadoes. 

"You can still hear the chainsaws going three days later," said Donald McGowan. 

We found him working on his roof, where a tree branch fell.  McGowan has lived in the neighborhood for nearly a decade. He said this is his first time coming face to face with a tornado. 

McGowan said it took seconds, "and it came through and ripped everything right out, and kept going." 

He was one of the lucky ones. His neighbors across the street got the brunt of it.

"The damage through the back and by the pond was just unbelievable," he said. 

Some of the neighbors lost part of their roofs. According to them, it might take months before they're able to sleep in their homes again depending on the amount of work needed and the cost. 

The county has reached out to all of the homeowners that were impacted. County crews helped with trees on county property. All personal damage is up to the homeowners and their insurance company.