River Valley Cleans Up After Severe Weather

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SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) - People throughout the River Valley are clearing out debris. This after strong winds ripped up trees, tore down power lines and destroyed buildings Wednesday (July 24).

In Barling Cody Glover and his family were one of the many picking up the next day.

The Glover’s yard was filled with uprooted trees and twisted power lines.

With no electricity they are relying on a generator.

The Glover family also said they are going to continue cleaning up but will need to hire a professional cleanup crew due to the extent of the damage.

The family said they do have insurance.

In addition to families cleaning up, many business are picking up debris as well.

"A whole another bag of bamboo it's not a happy day," said Crystal McPherson.

McPhearson opened McP Hot Yoga Studio in January of 2013. The roof of her business ripped off during the severe weather.

"I didn't know what it was,” McPhearson said. “The door flew open and I saw stuff flying around outside. I saw pieces flying in the parking lot I thought it was someone else's roof. I didn't know it was my roof at that time."

McPhearson pumped thousands of dollars from her savings into the studio.

"Our yoga room was gushing water," McPhearson said. "When it first happened I really just wanted to cry.”

With no roof, electricity, soaked yoga mats and bamboo floors McPhearson salvaged what she could.

"It looked like it was raining in here and there was no stopping any I it."