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Early morning storms wreak havoc in Mannford

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jun 23, 2019

Clean-up efforts are still underway across Mannford after strong winds wreaked havoc Sunday morning. The homeowners at Rolling Oaks Trailer Park are facing everything from downed trees, to shingles ripped right off the roof.

The damage happened around 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning, during a strong burst of wind that neighbors say lasted only about a minute. But damage across town, including collapsed risers at the high school football stadium, has some people suspecting it may have been a tornado.

"A lot of damage to it. Then there's the childcare center where the roof blew off. Thank goodness it's a Sunday there was no kids there because it could have been a lot worse than what it is right now, said Roger Daniel from Rolling Oaks Mobile Home Village.

Now they're coming together to clean up the remaining debris. Daniel tells 2 Works for You he's just glad there weren't any serious injuries at the mobile home park.

"I hollered at my son back in his room and I said "come to the closet right now, there's something going on." I didn't even know that my neighbors here, a tree had fallen on top of their trailer until I came outside and I looked," he said.

This comes in the wake of constant rain and flooding, impacting businesses as well.

"Out of the blue in about two seconds it was like hurricane winds. We saw stuff start to blow across the parking lot. The trees were bending over. It was just crazy winds, I've never seen anything like it before. Lived here my whole life," said Sunshine Marshall, a waitress at The Hungry Farmer's Kitchen.

Marhsall said she was serving customers at the front when the storm came closer.

"As soon as we saw the winds blowing I was like "get away from the windows" and we moved back and it was over that fast. We didn't even know the roof blew off until we went outside," she said.

The neighbors said they'll continue to work together in the days ahead.

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