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Ft. Mitchell businessman still cleaning up debris from tornado

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FORT MITCHELL, AL (WTVM) - A Russell County business owner is still picking up the pieces after a tornado damaged his shopping center.

The Drop Zone Plaza in Fort Mitchell, Ala. was struck by a tornado Sunday. 

The property, which houses a Chevron gas station and a Marco's Pizza, is currently closed as structural repairs take place.

Owner Saad Ahmed says the building will need a new roof. He says the tornado also damaged a wall, and there is water damage inside the building.

Ahmed says the community's support has been great during this tough time.

"The day it happened we had a bunch of volunteers out here picking up debris," Ahmed said. "We really appreciate that. We gave away a lot of food from Marco's to the people because it was going to go bad."

Ahmed expects to reopen the gas station in about three weeks and have a grand re-opening of the restaurant in about one month.

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