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Gurley business damaged, plants untouched after storm

Marge Goodwin's business has helped build people gardens for over thirty years; but now, she will soon build something else.

Posted: Apr. 4, 2018 4:48 PM
Updated: Apr. 5, 2018 9:32 AM

A local business is cleaning up after last night’s severe weather.

According to the owner of Goodwin Feed & Seed in Gurley, the storm destroyed the outer perimeter of the store, but, strangely, it spared the plants that were sitting outside.

“When I first saw it, I thought ‘it can’t be,’ but it has," said owner, Marge Goodwin.

Goodwin's business has helped build people gardens for over thirty years; but now, she will soon build something else.

“The front of the building is completely gone," Goodwin said. "Across the back, it is torn off and blown over in one direction.”

This comes after Tuesday night’s severe weather.

But luckily, Goodwin has some help in the cleaning process.

“Pretty amazed at the amount of devastation," Daniel Lambert said. "I mean, all the little parts and pieces I’ve been fixing all these years is just gone. We’ve got holes up in the main part of the roof, into the stock rooms. It’s pretty bad. It’s a lot more than what I expected.”

Lmbert has worked for Goodwin Feed & Seed for several years and says, even though the clean-up process may take a while, a little storm damage isn’t going to affect the business.

“She’s going to be back open for business today," he said.

And the good news is the plants were not disturbed.

“We’ve got peonies, different things like that, and they’re sitting just like they were," Goodwin said. "They weren’t even touched.”

And Goodwin and Lambert are staying positive.

“I’m not going to throw my hands up and say, ‘this is it.’ Because it could’ve been a lot worse than what it is. It could’ve taken the whole building," Goodwin said.

“Hopefully, this being the rough part of the year, the rest of the year will go really well. You know, if we start on the low side, it can only go up," Lambert added.

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