Business damaged during severe weather

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Tidy Hamper laundry service just opened Monday, but on Thursday night storms damaged the business.

Business owner Jeremy Heath said he was inside when the storms hit.

"The lights went out and just heard a loud noise and then the lights came back on," he said.  "So, I stepped out of the office and looked and the awning had blown off of the building on top of my vehicle and blocked in front of the front door."

He said he watched from a chair inside as the storms continued traveling through town.

Part of the business's awning ended up being thrown a quarter of a mile away, but other buildings in the area remained untouched by the storm.

"Scary, but amazing and just to see how just in a matter of seconds it can just take something and destruct so much," he said.   I mean that's always fascinated me in a sense of fear, but awe at the same time."

Heath said thankful no one in the area was hurt during the storms and the interior of his business was not damaged.

He said the Tidy Hamper will continue operating while repairs are made.

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