GULFPORT, Ms. -- Crews are clearing rubble left behind at the site of a new home being constructed Thursday. The building came toppling down from Hurricane Isaac.
Some say it was a tornado that sealed its fate. The city does confirm one touched down a few blocks away. Now that the dust has settled - most a breathing a sigh of relief.
As David White picks up limbs in his driveway, this is what Gulfport homeowners consider a stroke of luck.
"I'm surprised that one didn't come down that's another rotten one right there," he said eyeing another tree left dangling lower than usual.
It's a days worth, at least, of cleanup. And White is doing it with a little help and a lot of smiles. Because he knows what it could have been.
"I'm a veteran of Camille, Katrina, Isaac is a little something."
Really the only major damage this time came from a confirmed tornado touchdown.
Action News has obtained incredible video, likely of that tornado, that was captured Wednesday. Our news crew actually experienced it in person and were forced to sprint for cover. The damage was relatively minor compared to hurricanes past. And for that, folks like White can only be grateful.
"We see the other parts that are having the worst conditions given to them and just waiting for all the damage to be done. We've been guided. We done had our damage here so my feelings and hearts goes out to them for sure."
At one point 700 people were utilizing area shelters. Most are back in their homes. The only lingering problem is flooding. Several main arteries are still are shut down.