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People in Queen Anne's County Stay Positive After Tornado

Posted: 07/25/2017 17:19:00 -04:00 Updated:

BAY CITY, Md. - The gaping hole right outside Sordy Pippin's bedroom is a scary reminder of what could have been.

"I think I'm very lucky to tell you the truth," Pippin said. "I wasn't thinking about it. All I know is that I was getting out of that house."

And lucky he is. Pippin says even without power and running water, he's got all the support he needs.

"I have a little port-o-potty out in the shop...and I got two generators...really good friends," Pippin said.

He has friends from across the region. County officials say emergency crews from five different counties are helping out. Volunteers like Brandy Watson and Sara Nimmo drove over an hour to hand out food and water.

"We get smiles and a thank you," Nimmo said. 

"People are just really happy," Watson said with a laugh.

For now, crews are working to clear homes from falling limbs and trees. The crew working on Pippin's house say they're staying upbeat too.


"They're all pretty positive," said Jeffrey Butler, a tree service worker. "It's mainly because nobody got hurt. I can't believe nobody got hurt with the way some of these houses are damaged."

As for Pippin, he plans on helping out too.

"I've got tools and a little bit of knowledge of how to do things," Pippin said. "If they need help, I'd be more than happy to help them."

After the tornado hit, county officials say at least 9,000 structures did not have power. Less than 48 hours later, that number went down to 38.

One man also suffered minor injuries. He was treated at a hospital and later released.

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