"It's devastating. We're just not going to mess around with it... we'll probably be demolishing it this weekend," said Bob Garmon, as he showed us one of the homes he owns in Albemarle.
When you look inside the home, you can tell it was once a lovely house. It is now destroyed after the storm Thursday. Garmon says his girlfriend lived in the house. He's just glad she wasn't home.
"It could have been a lot worse," said Garmon.
Garmon says another home he owns, and a warehouse were also damaged. But he's grateful no one was hurt.
From Chopper 9 Skyzoom we could see homes still peeking out from behind trees and wires still in the road in Albemarle.
State Emergency Management was in Albemarle Monday, taking pictures and trying to decide if the damage is enough for the state to offer individual assistance to homeowners or public assistance to the city or county.
"It will takes weeks to fully clean up and recover from this disaster," said Stanly County Manager Andy Lucas.
Lucas says that if the county or city qualifies, the state money would be used to reimburse things like overtime costs, cleanup and power restoration. He told Eyewitness News he is grateful for the help that outside community groups have brought to the area. He still wants residents to be careful around wires in the road and when using generators.
Jeffrey Quinn is one homeowner who says he has been without power since Thursday. He is thinking about buying a generator to save his food and beat the heat.
Eyewitness News did see city power crews, and crews that came in to help, working in several areas of Albemarle Monday, but it wasn't clear when Quinn would get his power restored.
The City of Albemarle says it hopes to have its power customers restored by the end of the week.