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Storm damage repairs boost economy

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Fixing tornado damage has suddenly ended the recession for some roofers and contractors.

On a tornado-ravaged hill that overlooks the Apison community where the late April twisters killed eight people, Aaron Scroggins, Brian Cabrera and William Howard are restoring a roof.

Scroggins, a roofing contractor, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press he had been having work for more than a year before the record-setting storms swept through the region.

Scroggins said that now "we could work seven days a week if we wanted to."

His work has a multiplier effect. He has to buy shingles, nails and other supplies and those purchases pay suppliers and sales taxes.

An official who represents contractors in East Tennessee said there's "years of work" to be done.


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