DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Robert Kimbrough lives in Dawson and is currently working to replace the roof of a Terrell County day care after Tuesday’s strong winds blew it off.
“We are out here cleaning up after yesterday’s winds, Heavy winds came through. We are out here cleaning up, we are going to put the roof back on and get them back up and running, probably about another three weeks," said Kimbrough.
Kimbrough said he’s so thankful that no was hurt during the incident and that everyone had enough time to get out safely.
“There were nine kids in the day care Tuesday. There’s another roof on top of the roof, so it didn’t cave in. So, eventually they had enough time to get everybody out in time so nobody got hurt, that’s the good part," said Kimbrough.
Kimbrough said the strong winds Tuesday really impacted him personally being from the Dawson area.
“From Hurricane Michael to this storm yesterday, my little city can’t catch a break. I don’t know what it is or what but it seems like we catching all of it now," explained Kimbrough.
Kimbrough said he knows that Terrell County is a strong community and that no matter what damage a storm can bring that they will get through it.
“If bad weather takes place in the future, I hope my little city still stays together. We will get it all did. We going to figure out something, everything going to be alright," said Kimbrough.
Kimbrough also has a son who attends the day care and he said his heart dropped when he heard the day care’s roof had been blown off during Tuesday’s storm. He said he didn’t know at the time that his son had already been picked up before the incident happened.
Kimbrough said that when he got there Tuesday, he was shocked that no one was hurt because of how bad the damage was.
“I thought my son was here, that was my biggest concern, not just about my son but other kids too. By my son not being here yesterday, that took a burden off of me. I mean the other kids that were here, I’m glad they didn’t get hurt. I’m glad everybody got out safe and everything,” said Kimbrough.
Kimbrough said there were a lot of tears of joy Tuesday as parents arrived to pick up their kids, knowing that they were safe.