Several downtown businesses suffered damage during the storm, and trees have been snapped and toppled.
Michael Barnett told the Progress that his wife was stitting at her desk at Downtown Dimensions when the storm, which may have been a tornado or microburst, struck the building, tearing off the upper right-hand corner facing Main Street.
He said Barbara Barnett called him at 7:47 p.m. when the storm came through.
The building sustained significant damage, he said.
The roof of the barbershop next door was also damaged, and Barnett said he believed the brick from the corner of his building fell on top of it.
Tammy Seay, owner of Something Special, was also at the scene behind her business.
She said windows were blown out, the awning was ripped off and water was running into the building.
Seay and Barnett stood outside under umbrellas Tuesday evening following the storm waiting for authorities to allow them inside to assess the damages.
A large tree at Old Market Square, across the street from Robinson's Funeral Home, was snapped in two.
The area was under a tornado warning when the storm hit.
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