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Bethel Springs Residents Working to put Town Back Together

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

MCNAIRY COUNTY Tenn.- Bethel Springs residents say they are working together to clean up the damaged left by Wednesday's storms.

The town held a meeting at the Bethel Springs Community Center to talk about how they would start to rebuild.

Many homes were damaged by the storm. "I couldn't believe it! It was just unbelievable what I was seeing," said Larry King, while looking at his destroyed business.

Two temporary shelters are available for residents who lost their home, The First Baptist Church of Bethel Springs, and Jesus Saves in Selmer.

Crews were working to restore power to those in the dark, and say they hoped to have all the power back on by Friday morning.

"I have a gas heater to keep me warm," said Ellen Larson who has been without power for more than 24 hours.

Town leaders said they have applied for federal aid from the state, and said it could be weeks before they know if they qualify.