Bear Creek marina

The occupants of this and other RVs moved to stronger shelter before falling trees damaged the campers parked at Bear Creek Marina on Jan. 12. (Special | Don Wright)

The owner of Bear Creek Marina in Mansfield, Ga., says he is determined to reopen despite recent tornadoes felling more than 30 large trees all around his business operation, according to The Covington News.

Miraculously, no injuries were reported because of some RV residents’ efforts to avoid the storm and its restaurant being closed for the season.

“The best part is nobody got hurt and there were people there in campers when it came through,” said owner Don Wright. “It could have been a disaster.”

The Jan. 12 incident included high winds and two tornadoes traveling near each other along a path through southern Newton and nearby areas of Butts, Jasper and Henry counties.

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