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Storm supplies low for Bradley County

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- A small pallet here, a few bags of groceries sorted near the back, and at the main tables, everything that's left is on display.

The Bradley County distribution center is the last line of help for many storm victims.

It too may soon be a victim if the supplies don't arrive soon.

Mazzey Raper and her family came here Monday hoping to get items for the next few weeks.

A pile of rubble and destruction is what's left of their Willbrooke home.

The force of the winds blew the home clear off its foundation, many sections of the home spread across hundreds of yards of forests.

Mazzey said thankfully no one was there at the time.

Her mother, so devastated, said she can't return to see it.

Mazzey said, "It has been really hard for her, because we grew up in that house since I was born and she has ben there for the past 11 years."

Many families are expected to show up at the distribution center as more than 500 homes in the county look similar to the damage seen here.

Right now the issue of whether or not supplies will be available is still the question the Salvation Army hopes to find answers to.

The outlook is bleak.

Mazzey said she put back some items thinking others might need it more.

"It is hard to go through something like this that has not happened and you are not used to it."

The empty spaces behind the tarp walls are just a reminder of the desperate needs of the county.

Mazzey said the traumatic experience of losing everything can't outweigh the strength needed to hold the family together.

"I want her to stay strong and I'm trying to keep her and we are trying to work through this together."

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