MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) It has been nearly three months since the Christmas Day tornado ripped through midtown, and, on some streets, damage still remains as if the EF-2 tornado hit yesterday.
Thursday on Carlen Street, home still bear blue tarps on roofs, windows are boarded up and sheet metal still hangs in trees. A pile of debris still lays on a sidewalk.
Clotes Carter said family's home is still in a state of damage control.
"I just want the work done," Carter said. "We've got windows that have to be replaced, air conditioning unit has to be replaced, fencing, the floors inside the house because water got into the house."
Carter said the tarp that once covered her home after the tornado blew off the roof buckled under the weight of heavy rains.
"It wasn't secure enough," Carter said. "I have insurance. I have State Farm Insurance, and they're supposed to take care of most of this."
But Carter said nearly three months after the storm, all she has is a new roof.
"We've been paying our mortgage insurance, on time, never late, and why are they holding up so much time getting it fixed I can't understand," Carter said. "My adjuster, can't get him on the phone to talk to you to explain what's going on. It's just like might as well not have it (insurance)."
Carter said many people on her street either don't have wind insurance on their homes, or just can't afford to make the repairs. Carlen Street residents Local 15 News spoke to said many homes there are rental homes too.
Carter said it is frustrating that her home, which is covered by State Farm Insurance, is still in a state of disrepair.
"Just waiting," Carter said, "and not understanding why it's taking so long."