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Storm Damage Won't Stop One CR Businessman

CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Its business as usual for Bill Larson Larson,"We still got some operational capabilities here, we're running deliveries today."

Even if most of that business is in ruin.

"Its pretty devastating coming in here though to see some of the buildings that we store the material in down," he told CBS 2/FOX 28 Monday afternoon.

Strong winds whipped through his Gypsum Supply Company in southwest Cedar Rapids over night -leaving him with 4 destroyed buildings, thousands of dollars in damage, and a little bit of perspective.

"That's easily replaceable," says Trudy Berry,"nobody's gotten hurt, nobody was here, so that's a blessing>

Trudy is also counting her blessings, "All of a sudden I thought that wasn't the flag...that was a tree coming down" right on top of her mobile hom

"I just finished saying my prayer, and after I seen the tree I made another little prayer.

Cleanup crews made their way through her mobile park...which held its own during the storm,especially compared to Gypsum Supply, right next door.

"Somebody was watching out for our trailer court." says Trudy

 Now Berry and other residents will assess the damage...

"Sounded like a freight train coming through, says Craig Ekstrom, knowing some things will be harder to replace "We're not gonna have any shade this year."

 
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