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Severe weather anxiety sets in as Moore survivors move into new homes

MOORE – Severe weather forecasts can send chills down the spines of many people, especially the in City of Moore.

The community is still rebuilding after last year’s deadly EF-5 tornado.

Moore resident Mollie Rangnow says, “You can see how much it’s coming back. It really feels good to see the neighborhood coming back.”

Moore Resident Greg Sears says, “Everybody’s got a new look.”

They’re unloading the moving trucks and trying to make things look like home again right in the middle of severe weather season.

“If God takes this house, we’ll do another one and do it different,” says Sears.

“We’re just prepared that’s all,” says Rangnow. “That’s all you can do.”

The shelters are ready and the plans are in place giving everyone some peace of mind, but that feeling that sixth sense is ever-present.

“The air is just still, you just know something is going to happen,” says Rangnow. “I guess you live here long enough, you can sense it.”

After what happened last year, you would think that feeling might come with a little more anxiety this time around.

“God’s in control. He took care of us through the first storm and he’ll take care of us through the next one,” says Sears. “If it happens, it happens. You can’t live day-to-day worried about is it going to happen today because then you never get anything done. You make yourself sick worried about it. It’s not worth it.”

Because no matter what happens, they’ll be back rebuilding once again.

Sears says, “A lot of people ask us, `Are you going to go back to the same place?` I say sure that’s home. We’ve been here 28 years.”

“Its home,” says Rangnow. “What else are you going to do?”


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