Family picks up pieces from tornado aftermath

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While Texomans are in day two of severe weather, one family shared what it’s like to pick up the pieces from Tuesday’s tornado.”I was like I’m glad we got out when we did,” Charlie resident Joseph Coker said.

Wendy Coker said she is thankful Wednesday after the tornado that touched ground Tuesday ripped through her property and took the roof of her home but not before her two sons left to seek shelter

“You could see it, just coming all the way across there, that was my only concern,” Wendy Coker said. “It’s a mobile home, it’s not gonna withstand a direct hit and I just wanted them out of there.”

Joseph Coker and his younger brother Lance rushed out to take shelter at a friend close by.

“The wind got to picking up and I could hear things start moving around outside, I could hear the trash cans being dumped over and I was like this isn’t good, I should check the weather,” Joseph Coker said.

“With that rain that was coming in behind it, there was no way we could get things even dry enough to keep it from getting more damaged than what was already there,” Wendy Coker said.

She said she is thanking those around her for offering a helping hand and said that is what is keeping her strong.

“It’s kind of overwhelming but at the same time the love and support we’ve had from our community and friends and the school and everything it’s just been amazing,” Wendy Coker said.

The Cokers are hoping to rebuild their home in the coming months and with the help, they have had so far they are hopeful.

If you would like to help the Coker family, donate here.

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