Sunday, June 5, 2011
South Knox Library Still Closed After Storm Damage
South Knox library still closed after storm damage. (WBIR, 6/3/2011)
Excerpt: It's been more than a month since a hail storm ripped through South Knoxville, and there are still plenty of homes and buildings in need of repair, including the South Knoxville library.
"When I walked in, I thought everything was a complete loss, I mean, it was raining in here as hard as it was raining outside," said Cody Miller, Knox County's library facilities manager. "It was pretty amazing, it was overwhelming."
Miller got the call on the night of April 27 after a fire alarm at the branch alerted a security company.
As soon as he saw water pouring from the ceiling, he called in the rest of the team, and the crew worked into the early-morning hours, moving books and furniture to the few dry areas available and covering everything else with plastic.
It was quite a shock to see it," said Myretta Black, interim library director.