By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 13, 2019
CAIRO, Ga. (WCTV) — Greg Clark of Clark Transmissions showed Wednesday what was left of his shop after a violent storm took just minutes to end more than 20 years of business on Fourth Avenue in Cairo.
“These large panels right here, when it blew it out it took all four of my doors off of the tracks,” Clark said. “It tore the whole roof off the top of it and I have no earthly idea where that roof is. It’s not on my property.”
He continued, “As you can see, basically the block walls are the only thing left standing now.”
“One day you’re test driving vehicles up this road and now, I may never be test driving a vehicle down here again,” he added. “So, it’s different.”
The damage is taking a toll on more than just Clark, but also his neighbors and community.
“When I cry my tears, it’s not for what I’m going through, it’s for what I’m seeing,” said Linda Wilson. “Mr. Clark across the street just lost his whole building.”
Clark’s shop is torn, shattered and mangled. But, his business is unbroken. Loyal customers and community support are pulling him through hard times.
“They’ve all had their own devastation and yet they show sympathy for what happened to me,” he said. “It just shows you what kind of community this is.”