Tornado cleanup continues at Tennessee marina

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Officials of Tennessee's Island Cove Marina said a $1 million insurance check they received Thursday will pay for a fraction of the estimated $5 million damage the lakefront business sustained in last week’s tornado.

The figure does not include the boats that were damaged, officials said, as 70 percent of the 400 slips at the marina in Harrison were marred by the storm.

"We've got a lot of boats. We don't know the extent of the damage,” Terry Kelley, the marina's general manager, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper.

Kelley said that about 25 boats sank after the storm hit last Friday. He said workers used booms the day after the tornado to contain spilled fuel in Chickamauga Lake.

In addition to a big cleanup operation, a crane and barge are taking damaged docks apart, and officials said they're already talking about rebuilding the marina.

“We're moving forward and plan on being bigger and better,” Kelley said.

Initial recovery efforts ought to take about two months, he said, although it could take two years “to get back 100 percent.”

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