Cleanup in Danville from Sunday's EF-1 tornado to continue through weekend

Cleanup has been underway all week

DANVILLE, Va. – Woodlawn Baptist Church on Westover Drive in Danville has been home base for the cleanup effort in Danville after Sunday's EF-1 tornado.

On Monday, the 2500 block of Westover Drive was nearly impassible due to downed trees and electrical lines.

On Friday, however, most of the signs of Sunday's tornado were gone.

"We've had a good response from our community. Neighbors have come out helping each other," Woodlawn Baptist Church pastor Bradley Childress said.

Childress has experienced the tornado recovery process before.

He was a pastor in Appomatox when a tornado devastated that area in 2016.

The damage from Sunday's tornado in Danville reminds him why helping people recover is so important.

"(I) stepped outside and saw all the damage and it kind of reminded me that a lot of times people feel hopeless and helpless," Childress said.