Lemoyne Plaza businesses back up and running after tornado - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Lemoyne Plaza businesses back up and running after tornado

Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX) Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage. (Photo source: WLOX)
ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) -

Five days after a tornado tore through Lemoyne Plaza in St. Martin, more signs of progress are being made from those who suffered damage.


Four businesses have already re-opened while another is just days away from getting back to business as usual. However, it's been anything but business as usual since an EF-1 tornado touched down in the Plaza Saturday.


The news is good for the Shirt Shack, 3 Alarm Comics, Tutti Frutti Nail Spa and Okinawa Kenpo Karate. At the comic book shop, they say it's truly an act of God they're back in business and that nobody was hurt in the storm.


"It's come by faster than I expected,” said Grant Comeaux, a worker at 3 Alarm Comics. “Getting back and opened up, and everything is great. “I did not wake up thinking I was going to survive a tornado that day, but you never know. Somebody's out there watching for you, I guess."


There's still some work to be done before C.J’s Local Cuisine is back in business and back to normal. Last Saturday's tornado blew out several windows, caused heavy roof damage, and gave owner Clifford Lancon quite a scare.


"We had some people eating in the restaurant when the tornado hit, and luckily the only person who got hit was me, and I just suffered some bruises and a few cuts from glass,” Lancon said.


The good news is soon customers will be back asking for seconds when CJ's reopens sometime next week.


"We're shooting for next Tuesday if we can get everything organized and get everything done,” he added.


Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:51:55 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:53:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this May 9, 2018 photo taken in Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State University anthropologist Molly Zuckerman holds a portion of a mandible extracted from one of the graves unearthed at what was the graveyard of the Mis...
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >>
    Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus.More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:35:34 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Sheriff: Drugs, dogs seized from George Co. fighting ring

    Sheriff: Drugs, dogs seized from George Co. fighting ring

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:24:21 GMT
    An alleged dog fighting ring was discovered in George County. (Photo Source: WLOX)An alleged dog fighting ring was discovered in George County. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    An alleged dog fighting ring in George County was broken up today, according to the George County Sheriff's Office. 

    More >>

    An alleged dog fighting ring in George County was broken up today, according to the George County Sheriff's Office. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly