CLEVELAND — Wednesday morning was a happy time for Cleveland resident Moses Garner.
After severe storms swept their way through Northeast Ohio nearly a month ago, Garner's house was left in a dangerous state. Downed trees caused his electricity to continuously go in and out, heavily affecting his quality of life.
Multiple wind storms since the initial severe storm left him without electricity for extended periods of time while temperatures soared throughout the Northeast Ohio region.
Earlier this week, 3News talked to Garner about his struggles to get a hold of someone from the city after his pleas for help remained unanswered. Thankfully, after several more calls to the city from concerned citizens, Garner is finally seeing results.
Tree removal services finally started the process of eliminating the downed trees on Wednesday morning. Garner was relieved to see the crews at work after the recent heat surge caused him more than a few uncomfortable days and nights.
Garner wasn't aware that help would be on the way until he went outside for his morning paper. He said, "When I came out and got my morning paper, they were already here."
His power has finally been restored and the remainder of the trees will come down on Thursday.
The electrical wires intertwined with trees are finally cleared. Garner's lawn has finally been mowed after three weeks of waiting. Garner is grateful to his ward Councilman (and Cleveland City Council president) Blane Griffin, who came out on Tuesday to help get the removal process started.
Garner is also grateful to 3News for shedding a spotlight on his dire situation.