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Some neighborhoods throughout the Mid-South could use a break from the extreme weather, as they work to repair their properties from storms past. Some neighborhoods throughout the Mid-South could use a break from the extreme weather, as they work to repair their properties from storms past.
The lumber lining the street is a constant reminder for those who drive it every day. The lumber lining the street is a constant reminder for those who drive it every day.
FRAYSER, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Just when it started to get nice outside, Mother Nature decided to throw a curve ball.

Some neighborhoods throughout the Mid-South could use a break from the extreme weather, as they work to repair their properties from storms past.

Maurice King, who lives on Debby Street in Frayser, narrowly escaped major damage to her house during last month's ice storm.

"It didn't hit the house, it was on the side of the house. Barely missed it," she said.

The lumber lining the street is a constant reminder for those who drive it every day.

"Couldn't nobody use this street," said Precious Mason and Antonio Hullum, who live on Debby Street with their dog. "This whole street was blocked off. The whole tree just fell across from one side to the other."

Like the rest of the neighborhood, Mason and Hullum are bracing for the possibility of severe weather.

"If we plan on getting that weather like we're planning, then there's gonna be more added to what's been left," said Hullum.

Frayser is just one community that could really use a break from falling trees and power outages. The people living on Debby Street are most certainly putting stock in the power of positive thinking.

"I think it's gonna override us," suggested Hullum.

MLGW took criticism from some Frayser residents who spent days in the cold and dark during the ice storm.

The utility company assessed the situation since. Spokeswoman Gail Jones Carson says that event went as well as possible.

"Right now, everything is normal. We were able to get all of our customers on in a timely manner. We had some customers out a few days that was a lot less than in 1994 when we had the major ice storm," she said.

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