State Fire Marshal inspects Lebanon tornado damage

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LEBANON — Meridian Street in Lebanon met Mother Nature in a big way Sunday. Bright orange “X”s mark the spots that took the hardest punches. Twenty-six homes were damaged in Lebanon when the 75-yard wide tornado tore through 3.5 miles of the town.

Kimberly Saucier was sleeping when the storm started.

“My dad throws my door open and grabs me and my house felt like an earthquake,” said Saucier. “I didn’t know what was going on but I just covered my sister.”

Her family lost a lot, but not their home. A handful of Saucier’s neighbors lost their homes.

That’s why Paul Gerlach with Moore Restoration was in the neighborhood Tuesday.

“Today I’m here assessing damage in order to prepare an estimate for the homeowner,” said Gerlach. “I’ve seen a lot and it’s just a very unfortunate situation.”

The State Fire Marshal was also making the rounds on Meridian Street Tuesday and utility crews were working to repair downed lines.

The American Red Cross said all the people displaced in Lebanon have a place to stay.

If you would like to help, the Red Cross says cash donations are best because they can be turned around quickly to help the people who need it.

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