Tornado Causes $1.8M Damage to Georgia Businesses

January 2, 2012

A week after a tornado struck northwest Georgia, an examination of damage has resulted in losses estimated at $1.82 million in the Rome area.

Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock said two-thirds of the losses were incurred by six businesses, with none listed as destroyed.

Keith Clark, owner of the West Rome IGA grocery, said he’s still assessing damage to his store but the roof over the shopping center will have to be replaced. He said thousands of dollars worth of food had to be dumped.

Thirty-one other businesses or commercial establishments also sustained losses that are being listed as minor, meaning losses of at least $20,000 were estimated.

Hancock says Floyd County is eligible for assistance through the Small Business Administration.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Windstorm Georgia

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