Path of destruction left by mother nature

Published 08/16 2012 10:05PM

Updated 08/17 2012 09:34AM

GAYS -- The small town is cleaning up after mother nature takes its toll. There are downed trees, power lines and damaged homes. 

The Calvary Baptist Church may have the most cleaning up to do. Inside, is a school and Thursday was the first day. Now students already have a day off.

"Buildings can be replaced, lives can't so we're grateful to God that everybody's safe," said Layne Lashley. He's Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.

It was a close call for him, students and teachers at the Heritage Baptist Academy. Only about 20-minutes after the final bell, the storm hit.

"Over half the back of the roof was blown off," said Lashley.

That left water leaking inside. On top of that, playground equipment was ripped out of the ground and trees snapped in half.

"Folks from our church can hopefully come out and will try and get all this stuff cleaned up," said Lashley.

Less than a mile away from the church, another family is cleaning up. A machine shed was blown to pieces by the storm. Underneath, thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment.

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