Victims of last week's tornadoes work to repair and rebuild a week after a series of small twisters hit North Alabama.
An EF-1 tornado with winds up to 105 miles per hour touched down and caused damage to several homes in the eastern Lauderdale County town of Anderson.
Justin James showed us around his home off Highway 207 Thursday. He had workers there putting up a new fence to replace the one the storm knocked down. He also showed us how the tornado tore up his roof.
James said he feels lucky after seeing the damage the storm inflicted on his neighbor's house. James said he was asleep when the storm hit. His wife woke him up and they sought shelter in a closet. He said this storm taught him an important lesson.
"Hopefully next time I won't be asleep. I will watch the news, that's for sure," he said.
A child and his mother were injured by the same twister that hit James' house. In all, the National Weather Service recorded eight tornadoes – five in Alabama and three in Tennessee, just north of the state line.
The biggest of those was an EF-2 that hit Fort Payne.
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