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Finding hope in the rubble

MOORE, Okla. – Families continue to sift through the debris that was once their homes before the EF-5 tornado ripped through Moore.

“It’s hard seeing it like this but when you find something that’s important to you, you’re crying,” said Kelsey Visor.

As far as the eye can see, mangled bricks and shredded wood.

The tornado flattened the homes in its path.

Visor watched it from afar as it demolished her neighborhood.

“It’s like, that’s hitting my house. There’s nothing,” said Visor.

Signs of the houses hit litter Moore.

Family photos covered in mud are stuck to the sidewalks.

In a pile of debris near the Visor’s home, Kelsey’s sister, Kayla, searched for her wallet.

“It’s tragic. You look right and left and everything’s gone,” said Kayla Visor.

Not just homes gone but lives gone.

Kayla Visor was a substitute teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary School where seven children were killed.

“It’s just hard, you know,” said Kayla Visor.

Hard but they said they are hopeful.

In the pile of dust and debris, she finds a bright spot: her sister’s old, beloved stuffed animal.

“I slept with him every night,” said Kelsey Visor.

A stuffed animal becomes a precious keepsake when everything is ripped away.

“It’s so important. It makes me cry. I thought it was gone. It’s a stuffed animal, but it’s important,” said Kelsey Visor.