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Terra Mar residents rebuilding after storm
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Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:14

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EDGEWATER -- Residents of Terra Mar Village will be rebuilding for quite some time after a tornado with wind speed power of 86 to 110 mph slammed into the manufactured home community along the Indian River.

The National Weather Service rated the tornado as an EF1, the second weakest on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

The tornado caused $1.7 million in damage to 90 homes in Terra Mar Village. Of those homes, five were destroyed, 40 suffered major damage, 17 had minor damage and 28 had very minor damage.

Only two people suffered minor injuries.

Local groups have provided assistance to the tornado victims. Habitat for Humanity and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided free tarps, cutting trees and removing debris, according to Volusia County officials.

For more information, contact Bishop Chuck Webb at 386-846-0390 or Don Parkinson at 248-420-8919.

The American Red Cross provided meals in the subdivision's clubhouse, according to the county. Volunteers also are providing free tarps, clean-up kits and toiletries.

Employees with Volusia County's Public Works Department were expected to have public rights-of-way cleared by Tuesday.

There is no special pick up for storm debris. Residents are asked to follow normal guidelines for garbage, recycling and yard waste.

Do not place storm debris on the right-of-way or near a water meter, fire hydrant, or other aboveground utility.

Whole trees cut or blown down are not included in yard trash service.

Bulky waste is limited to four pieces of furniture, appliances, carpet, tires, or the like per week.

Carpet must be cut, rolled and tied (or taped) in bundles no greater than 4' x 8' and no more than 60 pounds in weight.

For more information on disposal of storm debris, call Volusia County Solid Waste at 386-943-7889.

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