On Sunday night, a week and a half ago, a tornado with 100 mph winds–an offshoot of Tropical Storm Debby, ripped through Pass-A-Grille. Roofs were blown off, one whole side of the Pass-A-Grille Marina was torn away, at least two cottages were lifted up and slammed to the ground like Dorothy’s house in The Wizard of Oz, and dozens of other homes and businesses suffered major wind and flooding damage. Just ten days later I am happy to report that Pass-A-Grille is back. When I visited this afternoon I found all the restaurants and shops open, and the beach busy with 4th-of-July vacationers. Congratulations to the community of Pass-A-Grille for wasting no time in cleaning up the storm debris, getting repairs underway, and helping get everyone open for business again.