Fannin County family loses home in storm damage

Trenton family loses home in Tuesday night storm damage.
Trenton family loses home in Tuesday night storm damage.(KXII)
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 6:20 PM CST
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TRENTON, Texas (KXII) - Last night’s severe weather leaves a Fannin County family without a home. How they’re recovering.

Severe storms blew through Texoma Tuesday night. High winds tore apart a Bailey barn. County officials haven’t determined whether a tornado caused the damage.

Emergency Management Coordinator Troy Hudson says they started getting calls around 9:00 Tuesday night, and that the extent of the damage happened in Trenton. A family is now without a home.

“Find your happiness through the storm. We hit the storm, or the storm hit us, but we’re still smiling because we know there are better things to come,” said Danny Roberts, who lost his home in Tuesday’s storm.

Roberts and his wife, Tiffany, have lived in their Trenton home for 6 years with their teenage kids. The couple says they were home last night when their home was destroyed.

“We came back this morning to assess the damage, and well, you’ve seen it’s not pretty by any means,” said Roberts.

They were glad their kids weren’t home at the time.

“The truck is jacked, the house is jacked, but everything’s replaceable. I just want a place for me, my kids and my wife to lay our head at night,” said Roberts.

The Red Cross set them up in a hotel while they find a place to stay. In the meantime, the Roberts remain hopeful.

“This is just a stepping stone in my life, in our life. God will prevail. God allowed it to happen so God will get us out of it,” said Roberts.

Their message: always have renters insurance.

“I lost my job last month due to COVID. We had to let the cable go. We had to let renters insurance go. Just some minor things, nothing, no big deal. Now here it is a month later and renters insurance could’ve saved me thousands of dollars,” said Roberts.

Right now their main concern is finding a place to stay with their kids. They’ve set up a GoFundMe to help them get back on their feet.

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