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RINGGOLD, GA. (Times Free Press) -- A year ago, Norma Parris crawled out of a bathroom under the spiral staircase of her Ringgold home.

Rain poured from black night above her, through the drywall and twisted two-by-fours.

"I really couldn't believe most of my house was gone," Parris said, remembering that night. "Everything we had worked for all our lives, and in a few seconds it's gone."

The task of picking up the pieces seemed monumental -- Norma and her husband, Calvin, had built their two-story dream brick home in 1994. Calvin had carefully fashioned the spiral staircase following a blueprint he designed.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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