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Cleanup underway in Sapulpa after storms hit

Posted at 4:56 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 12:55:00-04

Dozens of huge trees were uprooted and fallen on top of century old headstones in Sapulpa.

One woman we spoke to has multiple loved ones buried in this cemetery, she was heartbroken to see the damage.

Even though residents woke up to shingles lying across their yard, this hasn't stopped them.

One woman had a family reunion planned today, and instead of canceling because of the damage she's making the best of the situation by hosting a cookout for family and neighbors.

"I’m mind blown by it, it’s crazy, we walked all around Riverside, I’m only 27 but I’ve never seen anything like this before," said Leslie Gorenflo, a Sapulpa resident.

So many people we've talked to say the Sooner State just can't catch a break with the severe weather and historic flooding, but what's most important is the fact that communities are coming together in the wake of devastation.

Sapulpa police say debris can be taken to the gravel parking lot that sits on the north side of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum that is located at 13 Sahoma Lake Road. There is also a debris drop off location located on the Southeast corner of Hobson and Oak, which is an empty parking lot.

If you have downed trees on your home you can contact the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Organization for assistance by calling 1-844-690-9198 or visiting their website.

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