‘Never imagined I wouldn’t have a home to come to,’ Man talks about finding out tornado ripped through his home

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NINNEKAH, Okla. – It was a wild afternoon in Oklahoma.

Ninnekah, a town in Grady County, was one of the hardest hit areas in central Oklahoma.

Authorities with Grady County Emergency Management believe a small tornado is what caused the damage to several homes.

Kris Allen heard the storm was coming and went to the local school to meet his kids, where they all took shelter.

He came back to check on his mobile home, only to find it destroyed.

“I never even imagined I wouldn’t have a home to come to,” said Allen. “I’m pretty much thankful my family is okay. That’s what I’m trying to focus on right now. The rest of this is replaceable.”

People who know Allen, and even people who don’t, stopped by to help pick up the pieces of his broken home, and sift through the rubble to find family photos and keepsakes.

“Never even asked them to help and they’ve been chipping right in and doing what they can,” he said.

Kyle Barrington was one of the strangers who stepped in to help. He took family photos to his home to let them dry out.

“It’s odd but we’re just helping them, trying to get it all dried out so we can salvage something,” he said. “This is the Oklahoma Standard, everyone coming together and helping everyone out.”

Dale Thompson, with Grady County Emergency Management, said that several spots suffered storm damage but no one appears to be hurt.

The National Weather Service will survey the area to determine the rating of the twister that hit Ninnekah.

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