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Local businesses still recovering from tornado


Merrill, WI (WAOW)--  Local businesses are still recovering from the tornado, busy stocking the shelves, making sure there are more than enough supplies to go around.

At first, shock.  And then the need for emergency supplies after the tornado hit many storm victims hard. Generators, tarps, and electrical cords flew off the shelves at Ace Hardware right after the storm.

The owner of the stores says he couldn't get those things in fast enough.

Now, weeks later, cleaning and home improvement supplies remain hot items as people try to re build.

ACE Hardware isn't the only store that is feeling the residual effects of the tornado. Book World in Merrill has seen a decrease in activity.  The manger of the store says some sales have been down but home improvement books have been flying off the shelves.

These businesses and others have contributed to the relief efforts. Much like many of the people around the area, they feel like it is the little things that will make the most difference.

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