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Historic Woodruff building damaged amidst rain, winds

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Part of the Main Street building's roof and bricks damaged during the weekend's rain and winds. (May 5, 2013/FOX Carolina) Part of the Main Street building's roof and bricks damaged during the weekend's rain and winds. (May 5, 2013/FOX Carolina)
WOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A historic building in downtown Woodruff could not handle the strong wind and heavy rains during the weekend.

On Sunday, firefighters said the entire roof of the building at Main and Georgia streets buckled under the water's pressure.

Sun Quest Tanning Salon and Hot Tub Sales operate out of the building.

Workers in the building along with the neighboring building were forced to evacuate.

"My local manager called me and said that the roof has collapsed of the building next door and that we've been advised to move our stuff our of the store as quickly possible," said Chip Asbury, a business owner next door. "So my reaction is to get here as quick as I could so we are fortunately no one was hurt."

One lane of Main Street was closed because of the damage and expected to remain blocked off until the building is deemed structurally sound.

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