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Roof gone, but Mill Creek business keeps going

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The old Mill Creek City Hall was damaged by wind on April 18, 2019. (Courtesy Scott Clark) The old Mill Creek City Hall was damaged by wind on April 18, 2019. (Courtesy Scott Clark)
The office of Industrial Supply Solutions in Mill Creek was heavily damaged by wind on April 18, 2019. (KTEN) The office of Industrial Supply Solutions in Mill Creek was heavily damaged by wind on April 18, 2019. (KTEN)

MILL CREEK, Okla. -- High winds ripped the roof off the old Town Hall in Mill Creek on Thursday evening.

The city recently moved to a new building nearby, but the old building on Main Street -- which had been a grocery store in an earlier incarnation -- had since been repurposed as an office by Industrial Supply Solutions.

Mayor Scott Clark said the structure in this Johnston County community may have to be torn down due to the roof and resulting water damage,  but no one was hurt.

"We moved into our belt shop," ISS regional operations manager Michael Crall said. "We've hooked up one computer so far. We have internet, we rerouted the internet lines, and we're working on getting telephones."

No one was in the building at the time of the storm, and the company is hoping to establish a new office in about a month.

The National Weather Service reporting station at Ardmore, 24 miles to the southwest, reported wind gusts up to 35 mph on Thursday night.

Industrial Supply Solutions had another loss in Mill Creek in the fall of 2017 when its warehouse on Chickasaw Avenue was destroyed by fire. The company provides equipment to rock-crushing operations across Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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