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Moore Dan McGuinness with Memphis ties looks to recover

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Neighboring businesses were destroyed, but Dan McGuinness was left standing with a lot of salvageable items. Neighboring businesses were destroyed, but Dan McGuinness was left standing with a lot of salvageable items.
An EF-5 tornado tore through Moore Monday, ripping apart the strip mall where Jim Fields spends so much of his time. An EF-5 tornado tore through Moore Monday, ripping apart the strip mall where Jim Fields spends so much of his time.
MOORE, OK -

(WMC-TV) - In Oklahoma, many residents are still cleaning up and trying to put their lives back together.

An EF-5 tornado tore through Moore Monday, ripping apart the strip mall where Jim Fields spends so much of his time.

Fields lived in Memphis for years before he moved back to his hometown. Seven years ago he opened up a Dan McGuinness under the same ownership group as the Memphis locations.

"We watched it from down the road on the TV, kinda screaming at it to go away or turn or do something," said Fields recalling the storm. "It's hard to take in ... I think one of the things that saved us is the solid wood pub front, and its a longer span."

Neighboring businesses were destroyed, but his was left standing with a lot of salvageable items.

"You kinda find home, we brought, we've brought a lot of Memphis, one of our main tables over here was in the TJ Mulligans in downtown Memphis," said Fields. "It's home away from home for really hundreds or people that live here. We've been getting messages all day."

Messages from Memphians who have visited, friends, and anyone with Memphis ties in Moore.

"We've gotten lots of phone calls and messaged from everybody in Memphis so we certainly appreciate the love coming from that way," said Fields.

For now, he waits for insurance adjusters to determine what is best.

"It's all still here we can relocate or rebuild here. We've got a lot of things to save we just have to wait on where to put it," said Fields. "And we'll keep everybody posted on what's next."

Fields has about 35 employees that are not out of a job. He said it is not a matter of if they will reopen, but when.

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