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Cleaning up after the storm amid coronavirus presents challenge for Barberton

Helping from a safe distance amid pandemic
Barberton damage
Posted at 5:33 PM, Apr 08, 2020

BARBERTON, Ohio — By the light of day, the damage down in the dark of night is visible in Barberton.

"It was pretty crazy,"said Jason Schuster.

The storm blew gutters from his house, power lines blocked the road in front of his house and a huge, old tree fell in his neighbors yard.

The clean up started early Wednesday morning. But this clean up is presenting a challenge for the city and the residents.

"It's been very difficult, a real challenge," said Barberton Mayor Bill Judge.

Cleaning up in amid a pandemic when social distancing is needed is difficult.

"Check on your neighbors and your loved ones but do it from a distance," Judge said.

The National Weather Service spent time in the city Wednesday looking at the damage.