Maysville residents cleaning up after storms damage trees, homes

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MAYSVILLE, Okla. – Overnight storms ripped large trees out of the ground, causing damage to some homes and cars in Maysville.

“It sounded like a small tornado. It only lasted about 15-20 minutes,” Norma Hanson told News 4.

In that time, overnight storms on Tuesday ripped Hanson’s large pecan tree out of the ground. It narrowly missed her home when it came crashing down.

"Highs winds, I could hear the trees breaking and falling on the house and what not and a little bit of lightning and thunder,” Hanson said.

Hanson’s pecan tree was one of many uprooted.

"It should have gone into my house, but it didn't, thank God. God had to have been with me,” Hanson said.

Unfortunately, others weren’t as lucky.

On the other side of town, a large 55-year-old tree was ripped from the ground. It fell on a home and carport, destroying a car parked underneath it. Thankfully, everyone inside the home is OK.

“Nobody got hurt. Everybody’s got good spirits and we’re coming together and we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to get this cleaned up again,” Maysville Mayor Earl Morton said.

Morton said he was relieved to hear there were no injuries and was encouraged to see the community helping clean up.

"Me and my wife got out and drove around, and people were out there cleaning the roads, getting it off their houses,” Morton said.

People like Hanson are also feeling relieved and thankful to be alive, unharmed.

"It could have been a lot worse. My car was in the garage. It didn't get hurt. It didn't get inside the home. I'm very, very, very grateful,” Hanson said.

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