MARIETTA, Okla. (KTEN) —  The sprawling Dollar Tree distribution center in Marietta is temporarily closed due to extensive tornado damage.

The disaster leaves hundreds of workers at the city's biggest employer to wonder what lies ahead.

"It was insane; it was almost surreal," said Dollar Tree employee Chance Myers. "I remember driving through Marietta because I had to see it for myself, and I was just blown away by all the 18-wheelers and the whole warehouse was destroyed."

It was an EF-4 tornado that made its path right through the one-million square foot Dollar Tree facility on April 27. Three days later, Dollar Tree Inc. issued a news release offering a post-tornado update, saying, in part:

"The company can confirm that none of the 456 associates who are employed at the Marietta distribution center were injured at the facility. Dollar Tree is also supporting local associates through the business recovery process, including temporary work relocation, well-being resources and access to the company's associate relief fund."

KTEN reached out to the company on Wednesday for an update; we have not received a response.

Myers, the father of one daughter, said it's more than his job that he's now focused on.

"I like the idea of relocating, but I have family, and I have my own daughter here, so I don't know that I'll relocate unless my daughter will want to come with me," he said.

The Dollar Tree Distribution Center in Marietta was hit hard by the April 27, 2024 tornado.