Hundreds of volunteers and workers are in Dexter working to help residents clean up the devastation left after a tornado left a path of destroyed homes.
Red Cross volunteers are out on the streets offering water, snacks, health services, and cleaning supplies.
A shelter remains open to residents at the Mill Creek Middle School.
The CEO of Belfor, a disaster recovery company, Sheldon Yellen says there are more damaged homes than originally reported. He estimates as many as 150 homes were damaged by the twister.
"It is inspiring to see how the people of Dexter are responding to this. They are all working together to help each other," said Yellen
He says he has crews in from around the country working to get people back in damaged homes.
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