Sand Springs 'Takes Care Of Its Own,' Tornado Survivor Says - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Sand Springs 'Takes Care Of Its Own,' Tornado Survivor Says

Posted: Updated:
SAND SPRINGS, Oklahoma -

Kim Boyd and her family have had a long day sorting through memories.

"It was crucial the past two days that we get everything out that's valuable to us," she said.

Her family is one of the many who rode out Wednesday's tornado in the River Oaks Mobile Home Park in Sand Springs. The EF2 twister killed one person and destroyed 40 mobile homes.

One of the family trucks was pinned underneath this home that rolled over onto it when the tornado hit.

Boyd said volunteer firefighters helped with the heavy lifting. Now she is going through her wardrobe and all the clothes she and her family have left.

"We're all alive and that's the most important thing that happened, but if we can salvage what we can salvage we'll salvage it," Boyd said.

Up the street, Stephanie Housley's family is packing up.

Reporter: "Do you feel like you got a lot done?"

Housely: "Oh yeah, we got trucks loaded finally and got some help from some people like the churches, Salvation Army, Red Cross; they helped out a lot with us today."

Boyd is just happy everyone rallied today to get this community back on its feet.

"One thing I can say about this town for sure, Sand Springs, it takes care of its own," Boyd said. "When something happens here, everybody pitches in. Everybody pulls together and everybody helps out."


Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.