NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Much of the Mid-State is dealing with the aftermath of the tornado. One Nashville woman is dealing with it for a second time.

Delano Ridley’s East Nashville home was hit back in 1998 too. “It was chaos everywhere of course. A big tree fell in my house,” said Delano.

This time the tornado hit on a very special day.

“My birthday is March 3rd 1940 so the tornado happened on my birthday. It came in with a bang. When the tornado hit it was wind, rain, and hail.”

Ridley had hip surgery just days before.

“I got got home stretched out and laid down so I said okay I’ll watch TV for a minute next thing I know here comes the tornado. I had to hit the floor on my good hip.”

Ridley said her home is going to have go through a lot repairs.

“It’s holes in the roof, need a complete roof. The windows of course are shattered.”

Despite the damage Ms. Ridley said it’s been a joy to see how everyone is coming together.

“It was a great birthday to me. I said God, the great supreme being gave me the best birthday of all! I met a lot of people. Young, old, in between, short, fat, and different nationalities. Seems like the whole world is volunteering.”

 

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