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Muskogee County mobile home destroyed in storm

Posted at 9:15 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 22:58:36-04

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, Okla. — A Muskogee County family's mobile home was destroyed in a storm Friday morning.

Roy Parker and his wife were not home at the time. They only lived in the mobile home for two months while they prepared to build a house. He heard reports of damage from the storm and found his home destroyed.

“I got here it was pouring down rain and people stopped and they got out there with me," he said. "It was kind of a danger zone. They helped me get some of my valuable stuff out of there. Some pictures and some stuff. So, it’s nice to see people come together and help you out. People you don’t even know.”

Parker and his family were going through the home, searching for their most valuable items.

“When you get here you think where do I even start at?" he said. "You pick up a few things and think what’s the use?”

There are reports of trees and power lines down across Muskogee County. Emergency management said at least 16 properties had significant damage. Many roads were flooded and difficult to cross.

“With the amount of water we got today, it was just a great deal of water," said Jeff Smith, director of Muskogee County Emergency Management. "We’re going to have areas across the county that are flooded. We just ask people please don’t drive into high water.”

The Parkers were building a shed that was also destroyed. Now, they're starting over, but are trying to stay positive.

“Ain’t gonna let us get down," he said. "We just gotta clean up and carry on."

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