Arts, crafts and tornados

May 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The merchandise was flying off the shelves in Canton, but not because of a great sale.

An EF-1 tornado tore through the main market at Canton’s First Monday Trade Days at around 8:30am on Friday.

Considering how many people were already there setting up, it’s surprising no one was seriously hurt.

The tree on the left is right in front of the main gated area.

The white truck with the busted window belongs to one of the vendors. Everyone I talked to told me they did not hear the sirens in Canton until AFTER the tornado stomped through.

Buddy Holden owns (owned) this van, until a very large tree crunched it. It almost looks like the tree karate chopped it.

Buddy told me he was drinking coffee with his sister and brother-in-law in the van next to his when the tree smashed his vehicle. Since he didnt hear the sirens, he didn’t know what was coming his way. He wasn’t in his van, or he might have been killed.

The best part of this story was how the people who make their living at the First Monday Trade Days cleaned up, and went back to work. One woman told me she can’t let a little wind stop her business.  A shopped told me a little tornado wasn’t going to stop her from shopping.

Luckily, it was just a little tornado.


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