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People Remain Hopeful as Tornado Cleanup Continues in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- Less than 24 hours after a tornado ripped through Hopper's Tap House in Salisbury, the restaurant welcomed customers back through its doors on Tuesday.

Bruno Tucci and his wife wanted to celebrate his birthday with pizza, so they decided to stop by, despite the damage done to the restaurant the day prior.

"We decided that we'd give it a shot and if it was closed we'd move on," Tucci said.

Hopper's Tap House still has a lot of cleaning up to do, mainly in the back building. The vacant space was ripped apart by the violent winds from the storm.

With the roof missing and sides of the building crumbling, general manger of the restaurant, Blake Benn, said that they're most likely going to level it and use it as more parking space.

"In a matter of minutes it threw debris into our parking lot and then came from there and bounced over into the front parking lot," Benn said.

Crews have been working around the clock to fix up what the storm tore down. They were up on roofs and down on the ground to restore the local businesses that were affected.

"I think we're pretty lucky as far as the damage we did sustain. I feel really bad for the people's cars who got tossed around like toys," Benn said.

One of Hopper's owners said that the most damage he received was debris leaving major dents on the hood of his car.

"We work together as a team to make it work and we'll work as a team to get through this," Nick Schlegel said.

Hopper's owners said they will continue their efforts for the next several weeks until everything is back to normal.

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