Potosi residents clean up after storm leaves behind damage - KMOV.com

Potosi residents clean up after storm leaves behind damage

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POTOSI (KMOV.com) -

Potosi residents are cleaning up after Wednesday's storm caused damage to homes, trees, and other buildings.

The National Weather Service said 70 MPH winds were responsible for roof damage and downed trees. Repair crews have been out along Springtown Road, an area the NWS said was hardest hit. A metal carport roof was picked from in front of a building, hurled over the top of the structure, and onto a fiber optics line. The roof barely missed power lines.

“My grandma called me freaking out saying I had to hurry and get home. Good thing I was just right up the road,” said resident Kendra Tomlinson.

Tomlinson was inside a building that had shingles and guttering ripped off. One wall buckled. Her family does not have insurance.

“I felt like I was lucky that I was still here,” said Tomlinson.

Two buildings on the grounds of Harbison Sawmill were damaged by wind.

“It was winds that just got underneath it and pulled it up and smashed it to the ground,” said Shiela Marler, with the sawmill.

Marler said repairs are beginning immediately. Marler believes it will re-open by Monday or Tuesday.

Other buildings, including an abandoned one were damaged. A tree fell into a nearby home.

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