Clay County family loses home in severe weather, donations pour in

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The Clay County community is rallying around one family who lost their home Tuesday afternoon when a severe weather hit Charlie.

The rotation began northeast of Sheppard Air Force Base. A tornado touched down near Highway 79 in northwestern Clay County.

Wendy Coker lives north of Charlie and pictures show her roof completely off of her home. Coker said her bedrooms survived for the most part, but the living room and kitchen was the worst.

“Big things are going to be wood and things to rebuild the roof,” Coker said on Facebook. “The ceiling though out most of it will need replaced and most of the flooring after the water damage last night.”

Coker said she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from the community since she posted photos of the damage. 

“It was so overwhelming, but we have some wonderful friends and neighbors,” Coker wrote on Facebook. “They even braved hail and heavy rain to put tarps down and put the rest of the things we gathered in the barn and mom’s garage.”

Coker said since her husband loss his job in December, they had to let go of their home insurance.

So as the Coker’s try to get back on their feet, a donation page has been set up.

You can donate here.

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