Marion County Recovers From Storm Damage

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 2/21/2014 7:17 pm
MARION COUNTY, TN, (WDEF)-Residents say the winds were quick and deadly and pummeled their town from 11pm until 1am last night.

Hundreds of homes also last power.

Shelby Potterfield, Sequatchie Valley CoOp,"Busy night when the storm came through Grundy County we started experiencing and a few outages, line crews tree trimmers out most of the night and through the morning restoring power"

But for some in South Pittsburg it got a lot worse.

It's  along the Tennessee Alabama line that businesses and homes didn't just lose their power they also lost their roofs"

Two local fireworks stores are left counting the cost with water damage and gaping holes in their shops and warehouses.

Mike Killian Fireworks,"Been hectic  i've been up all night, called me out about a quarter to 12, central time, me and my son and nephews and the guys that works with me, we had to move a lot of product"

Killian says this is not the first time they've lost part of their roof.

"We are in a wide open area here, looks like we are getting increased wind damage over the last few years, this is the third time i've had damage in five years"

The national armory had part of its roof blown 20 feet away.
     The halls and corridors were completely destroyed with rain and leakages.
Volunteers say any help or support is welcome as they relocate for the coming weeks.

The majority of fallen trees including this one, on someone's house were being tackled by crews since early morning.

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