PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Just two week after installing a new roof onto his equipment shed. Former “Gregory Seeding and Landscaping” farmer Ed Gregory is now making plans to build a new shed.
“It was just once the wind had started blowing then we had this horrific rain and I believe in my 76 years is about as much wind and rain that I’ve seen that I can recall,” says Gregory.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg reported, that last night a single super cell in Giles County, moved through Bella Vista in Pulaski County. Once in Bella Vista, it developed into a tornado and downed power lines and uprooted trees.
“I didn’t realize it had done all of this damage until my grandson came bouncing into the house to tell grandmother and granddad that the whole world had blown away. When I came out a looked I realized that he actually witnessed a pretty good storm,” explains Gregory.
The 95-mph winds tore off Gregory’s roof and blew it from one end of the street, all the way into his sons front yard.
“I was replacing it to have a new roof on it and I guess we kind of did that ourselves so I guess we sure didn’t have a warranty on it.”
For Gregory, watching the community come together to help has been amazing.
“We see a lot of bad in the country in all but there’a a lot of wonderful that still goes on and times like this brings it out,” states Gregory.
As of now clean up crews and local government officials are still helping clear and repair power lines and trees out of the road. Fortunately there were no injuries or fatalities.