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Lawrence Co. homes damaged, destroyed after Wednesday's storms

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LAWRENCEBURG, TN (WSMV) -

Crews in Lawrence County are still surveying the damage from Wednesday night’s storms.

The National Weather Service visited Lawrence County on Thursday to determine if a tornado hit the county.

Randy Brown’s mobile home was blown off its foundation and onto his car. He got in his shelter just time.

“It was trying to jerk the door open and there was hail coming down through the exhaust pipe,” Brown said.

According to Lawrence County Emergency Management, Brown’s home is one of 10 that were damaged Wednesday night. Crews were out Thursday assessing the damage.

“We’re just trying to clean the roads up,” said Joe Baxter with Lawrence County EMA. “We’ve got county crews out with chainsaws on Christmas Eve doing their duty.”

No one in the county was killed, but three people were injured. One person had to be taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a broken back.

“Their house collapsed. They had to get him out,” Baxter said.

Several homes were still without power Thursday as neighbors began to clean up the damage.

“The community has been great,” Summertown Fire Chief Gary Stewart said. “They’re all over. My phone has been ringing off the hook. All over Lawrence and Maury County, people with backhoes, people wanting to bring water, ice, whatever they can do.”

With his home destroyed and Christmas presents lost, Brown said he has one thing left to do.

“Just start over,” he said. “Just try to figure something out and go with it.”

Neighbors said Brown will be staying with his adult son in Lawrenceburg for the time being.

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