In Pinellas Park, dozens of businesses ravaged by Wednesday’s 300-yard wide, EF-2 tornado are scrambling to restore what they’ve lost. For some, that was everything.
“Yeah, we’re out of business,” said Jesse Redden, who says his small recording studio got smashed by the violent winds that ripped through the area. He says he lost anywhere between $50,000 and $100,000 of equipment. “’Till I find a new location, I’m screwed.”
Others in the industrial area along Endeavour Way are in similar situations, desperately trying to clean their way out of the destruction and into a path of restoration for their businesses.