Businesses still standing in Moore tornado path

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Updated: 5/22/2013 8:57 am Published: 5/21/2013 11:32 pm

As families try to salvage the tornado wreckage, businesses are also destroyed, but one is still standing.

The Much Moore Sno shop sits in the direct path where the EF-5 tornado ripped through Fourth and Telephone roads on Monday.

On the corner was where the 7-11 once stood and three adults and a seven-month old baby died. The IMAX Theater is in pieces.

Behind the shopping center is where families lived, but their homes now demolished.

"It's not just loss of livelihood, homes and possessions but it's a loss of life," said Donna Love.

Across the street from the shopping center, Love's business still stands with little damage.

"It's a little worse than I thought but then it's not as bad as I thought, considering across the street is total devastation," said Love.

The Much Moore Sno shop has been an icon for more than a decade, and it still stands at the corner. Love says she bought the shop when her husband suddenly passed.

Outside the shop, it has minor damage, and inside it appears untouched.

"In all of this devastation you still find things to be thankful for, there is still things to be thankful for," said Love.

While the owner is grateful for what she didn't lose, she knows her community has lost lives and their livelihood.

"It doesn't matter how many people have lost their lives, it matters that people are hurting and there is a loss, there is trauma, those are just numbers, people are just hurting and devastating," said Love.

Now she hopes she can provide relief to help her neighbors move forward.

"I'll keep it as long as it is fun and it is still fun," said Love.

FEMA is on the ground working with homeowners and business owners to get them information for assistance.

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