A panicked woman in Brunswick calls 911 as a tornado hits her home.
BRUNSWICK -- The sounds of buzz saws and nail guns pierced the humid air on Royal Oaks Drive. Workers hurried to build the framework of a new roof for the home severely damaged by an EF-1 tornado Monday night.
As roofers scurried up new slabs of plywood, dark storm clouds were moving in.
Meanwhile, across the street, Kyle and Becky Siverd are rebuilding their damaged home, and building so much more. Becky is expecting the couple's first child in just a few weeks.
"I'm 35 weeks, so 5 more to go," she said. Their nursery was already complete, but then Monday's tornado tore of a quarter of their roof, which partially caved in.
The stress of the storm sent Becky into early contractions, and to the hospital as a precaution. The mother and baby checked out fine.
"I almost have to laugh, it's so absurd," said Becky. "Today is 6 weeks to the day that our home flooded from the last storm, and now this."
The toughest part for her, is changing her expectations about bringing home baby.
"The only thing that's really bothering me the most is that when I have the baby, I won't be able to bring the baby back here. It'll be somewhere else," she said.
911 calls from the neighborhood show the seriousness of the storm that came without warning.
Maureen McNamee was home alone when the tornado ripped the roof off of her home. She found her way to the basement, and was not injured. Surveillance video from a home down the street captured the twister, sending parts of the roof swirling into the air.
City inspectors surveyed the damage and confirmed that the McNamee home was built, according to building codes, including metal ties to help the home withstand winds up to 90 miles per hour.
However the tornado had winds topping 110 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service estimates that about 45 homes were damaged by the tornado that cut a 1.7 mile path through Brunswick. City officials estimate the storm damage will total more than $1 million.
Despite their ordeal, the Siverds are grateful that no one was hurt.
And they already have great nicknames for the baby, though they don't know yet if the baby is a boy or a girl.
"Stormy for a boy, and Dorothy, for a girl," said Siverd.