St. Lucie Co. residents cleanup after tornado

Posted at 4:13 AM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 04:13:37-04

A relentless clean-up continues in a St. Lucie County neighborhood that was struck by a tornado.

An EF-1 tornado tore through Lakewood Park Tuesday afternoon. On Saturday, neighbors were busy picking up pieces four days after the tornadoes hit.

It's been a tough 72 hours on Fort Pierce Boulevard.

"Every day, all day almost," says Bobbi Galbraith. "It's just sad, very sad."

Clara Iglauer doesn't even want to think about the damage to her home.

"Ugh, God. The inside is horrible. It's a complete wreck," says Iglauer.

Her home suffered roof, ceiling, and extensive water damage. Most of her belongings are in a storage pod.

She says it could take three months to get back in her home.

Surprisingly though, she's in a good mood.

"Not bad, because I have terrific friends," says Iglauer.

Those friends are her neighbors across the street.

Bobbi Galbraith is dealing with her own damage to her outside shed, but she took in Iglauer.

"Lucky nobody got hurt. We all have someplace to live right now," says Galbraith.

Galbraith says everyone is pitching in.

"Everybody is even late at night whatever, asking if, ’you need anything or, ‘can we go to the store, you want us to pick you up something?’"

Residents say they are still waiting to hear back on damage costs.