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Help Pours In To Town Devastated By Tornado

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Coble, Tenn. Coble, Tenn.

By Chris Conte

COBLE, Tenn. - Ever since an EF-2 tornado tore apart parts of Coble on Wednesday, the donations and help from strangers have not stopped coming.

"This is one of the reasons why we love living here," said long-time resident Fay Sheldon.

Fay, along with the help of a dozen other volunteers, was serving food to utility workers, Coble residents, and anyone who was hungry. All of the food has been donated by strangers.

"You could probably feed at least a couple hundred people," she added.

The old Coble store, once padlocked and shut down, has temporarily been reopened as a type of command center and gathering place for those devastated by Wednesday's tornado.

"Some of these crews have been working into the night, so it's nice to have a place for them to come in and have plenty of food and warmth. It's all you could hope for," said Steve Armstrong who is a life-long Coble resident.

Utility crews spent most of Sunday trying to get power and phone service fully restored to Coble as parts of the town, too damaged to rebuild, were burned to the ground.

"I don't really like to look at it. I don't like to see it," said Judy Orman who was standing in her front yard watching her neighbor's home burn to the ground.

Crews hope to have power and phone service back to normal by Monday.

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