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Thrifty Auto Shipping, a top auto shipping company in the U.S. has their corporate office in North Texas, so they were very interested in the effects of a severe tornado damaging the area. The Interstate 20 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram auto dealership in Canton was flattened during the storms over the weekend. Many autos on the interstate were allegedly toppled. Proprietor Randall Noe told NBC DFW-Channel 5 that the dealership was emptied by the general administrator around five minutes before the tornado landed. “The crew here, the general manager, asked everybody to leave and go home because sky turned green, he said, they could start hearing the howling noise,” he said. “They did get out.”
At least four tornadoes landed in the surrounding counties, two of which exceeded winds of 140 mph, earning a “strong” tornado intensity rating, the National Weather Service said in a statement. Several National Weather Service survey teams were deployed Monday to further assess the damage. Robert Wardell, parts and service director at All-Star Ford-Canton, said his car dealership sustained no damages while the Interstate 20 business — just up the same street — was, “wiped out completely.”
Search and rescue will continue after the storm, as indicated by City Secretary Debra Johnson, and a station for volunteers has been built up at a neighborhood fairground. “We’re just trying to make whatever recovery efforts we can, as soon as we can,” Johnson said.
Texas is known for its tornadoes but the people of Texas are also resilient and show great empathy for their fellow Texans. Since the tornado swept through the area over the weekend, many volunteers have since gathered to help the people who suffered so much loss during these terrible storms. It’s all about people helping people and that’s exactly the same motto that Texas-based auto transport company, Thrifty Auto Shipping, Inc. tries to carry out on a daily basis. Our hearts go out to anyone affected by this weekend’s storms in Texas and throughout the Midwest.