RINGLING, OK - A possible tornado near the Jefferson/Carter County line yesterday left plenty of damage for Ringling residents to clean up. Dara Downs shows us their progress.
"I hunkered down there by that little bar and that's where the ceiling came in about two feet from me."
Pam Taylor was inside her home on First Street when strong straight line winds tore off the top of her carport and caused the roof above her kitchen to cave in on top of her Tuesday afternoon. Luckily, she and everyone else in Ringling escaped without injury, but fire chief Derek Fincher says almost all parts of the town received some damage.
"We've got trees blown everywhere, roofs blown off houses in the northwest part of town, cars turned over in the northwest part of town, like I said that was the worst area," Fincher says.
On Wednesday the streets were filled with tree limbs and neighbors trying to help pick up the debris. Taylor says she was grateful for the helping hands.
"The little town of Ringling is just wonderful when there's something like this. This little community comes together."
Fincher says at least 70 buildings and many more trees were damaged. He says it may take months before things are back to normal and says this storm won't soon be forgotten.
"I've lived in this area my whole life, and I've never seen something like this come through Ringling in my lifetime."