Gulfport residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta including disabled vet Brian McDowell.
Gulfport resident still awaits help for Zeta damage
Jones park will be - reopened.
- - in addition to beached boats, - gulfport residents are- still dealing with the aftermat- of hurricane zeta,- inlcuding disabled vet brian- mcdowell.
- during zeta, a tree fell on - mcdowell's mobile home and- cracked the roof of his and his- wife's bedroom.
- mcdowell says he waited five- days after the storm to report- the damage to harrison county - because he knew they would be - overwhelmed with reports.
- since then, united way was able- to come out and cut the - smaller branches off the tree,- however, the county nor - united way have the equipment t- completely remove the tree.
- nearly three weeks later, - mcdowell is concerned for - his and his wife's safety.- - brian mcdowell, gulfport- resident and- disabled vet: "you give me a 20 knot wind, i have a feeling tha- wind may twist and- come right through my bedroom.- and if it does, it will land on- my head.
I can't-- i've got - - - - to live in my bedroom.
This is- my house.
So, i've got issues."
"i just need somebody to get th tree off.
I can't afford it.i - got an estimate for i think it- - - - was $1,000 to take that tree of- the house.
To me, that's a lot- of money.
I don't make a- - - - lot of money.
My wife's also a- disabled veteran.
We don't make- a lot of money.
- we just need the tree off."
Mcdowell says harrison county - has been helpful, however,- getting a contractor with the - correct equipment to- remove the tree