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.” is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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