Grocery Store in Pawnee affected by earthquake

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PAWNEE, Okla. – The Saturday morning earthquake in Pawnee caused damage and a big mess for many area businesses.

“It was awful. I walked in and I was like okay a few items on the floor, then I saw the rest of it. I was like wow,” Tamara Evans, store manager at White’s Foodliner’s grocery store, said.

Items flew off the shelves at White’s Foodliner’s following the 5.6 magnitude earthquake.

“Every shelf, every aisle. I mean back rooms, not so much back rooms, we had a little bit of papers falling over but most of it was out here,” Evans said.

Volunteers helped the employees clean the aisles and aisles of mess up for most of the day.

It was a similar story at the local health care clinic. It even shifted the wall.

It wasn’t just Oklahomans who felt the ground shake.

“It was shaking our mobile home 140 miles away from Pawnee in Wichita, Kansas,” Dana Williams said.

While there is damage, and a few minor injuries, the people of Pawnee say they’re just glad no lives were lost.

“We’ve had some small earthquakes but nothing this big. This was huge,” Pawnee resident Tim Jim said.


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