AFTERMATH: Residents clean up Crestview area storm debris (PHOTOS)

Storm Aftermath

Clockwise from top left: Water washing down Oak Hill Road forms waterfalls as it flows over eroded roadway into Davis Mill Creek. A large oak tree lies across the front yard of Jim and Joyce White's Crestview residence. Jim said he and wife are thankful that it did not land on their home. Auburn Water System and Okaloosa Gas workers assess damage from a washout on Grandview Drive, overlooking former Lake Fred which drained when its east dam partially collapsed. Incoming Crestview High School Principal Dexter Day removes a soaked ceiling tile from one of the classrooms Wednesday morning following the Tuesday night storms.

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM.

CRESTVIEW — With the worst of Tuesday's thunderstorms behind them, many North Okaloosa residents are picking up debris and resuming normal routines.

Read the full story in Saturday's News Bulletin>>

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A breach in the east dam may have drained most of Lake Fred in the Grandview Heights neighborhood, but it offered Selina Walker an opportunity to teach her son Tommy, 8, some life lessons.

"All these things are fixable things," she said. "I've been teaching young Thomas we need to be compassionate toward people who have it a lot worse than this."

David Stanley, who is caregiver for his elderly mother, Lois G. Stanley, spent the night at the Crestview Community Center, which served as an American Red Cross shelter. 

He and Lois Stanley were the last of 10 evacuees, shelter manager Larry Woolley said.

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