Dresden resident ‘devastated’ by tornado
DRESDEN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Surreal, devastating, terrible – this is how Weakley County Assistant District Attorney Colin Johnson described what the small town of Dresden, in western Tennessee, looked like after tornadoes and bad weather have torn the region apart.
He captured video showing an eerie sight of the devastation, as his office still lies among the rubble. Johnson almost fought back tears, telling News 2 that last weekend’s storms were the worst thing to happen to Dresden.
“It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to our family and to Dresden. It’s surreal to sit there. I was in my office and I could see the path of the storm,” he said. declared.
The storm displaced 100 people and washed away much of the town, including the church his wife attended all her life, which was built in the 1800s.
“A lot of these businesses and these homes won’t be rebuilt,” Johnson said. “You look around at other communities that have suffered these kinds of tragedies, small communities, they are struggling to rebuild for many reasons. So it’s quite devastating to the community. But no one was killed. And so, we are grateful for that.
Johnson said he hopes people don’t forget the help Dresden needs as it continues to rebuild.
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