Ladysmith Business District Built Back Up

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Beyond new construction there's little evidence of the tornado that struck Ladysmith in September of 2002.
Although miraculously no lives were lost, 30 people were treated for injuries.
Since then, the town has been focused on recovering and bringing business back to life.
Moslty built in the 1920's the central business district was showing its age with little recent investment, but the town now, has a fresh, new look, and a lot of money invested.
In all 103 businesses were destroyed or damaged;only six did not open again, and nine are brand new.