Temple Hill Tornado Damage

By: Tamara Evans
By: Tamara Evans

The community of Temple Hill saw most of the damage from Friday's F2 tornado.

Volunteers, friends, and family members were out all weekend helping clean up the damage from the tornado.

"We could use more help. The more help the better it'll be. We'll
probably be down here for awhile", says Temple Hill Fire Department volunteer, Ephraim Proyer.

According to the National Weather Service the maximum wind speed from the tornado reached 120 to 135 miles per hour and the its path was 8.4 miles long.

Several residents in the Temple Hill area saw the tornado coming before taking shelter.

"I could see pieces of metal roofing and stuff flying through the air.
iIlooked a little further towards the left and saw a big, black cloud
with a black tunnel. iItold my dad we need to get in the basement
quick", says Barry Furlong, whose home was destroyed by the tornado.

"I've lost everything i've worked for for many years. Dreams are
gone. Everything's just demolished. We have to start all over", says Furlong.

Aimee Greer's family also saw the tornado coming and took shelter in their basement. Greer's father, however, was outside the house when the tornado hit.

"I wanted to run out and get my dad. He was out in the garage and we didn't even have time to do that and we ran to the basement and no
sooner than we were down there it was over with. We headed back
upstairs to see that everything's gone and destroyed", says Greer.

There were four minor injuries from Friday's tornado, and no fatalities.

Both residents we talked to say they are now just waiting for
their insurance companies to assess the damage from the tornado.


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