North Tulsa Residents Prepare For Severe Weather While Repairing Existing Damage


Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 9:42 pm
By: News On 6


The damage left throughout some North Tulsa neighborhoods prove a storm can hit anywhere.

"I've been working out here for weeks,” said Tulsa resident Edgar Davis. “[I] haven't even put my windows in yet [be]cause I’ve been trying to get this other stuff out of the way."

For weeks, he's focused on cutting down a tree to keep it from causing more damage.

He still has a lot more to do, but despite the pending storm, he's not overly worried.

"There's nothing you can do, just hope it don't show up is the main thing," stated Davis.

Neighbors say when the March 30th tornado touched down, they never expected it to cause this much damage.

Demetrius Hurtt says he watched the tornado form. His house is fine, but his dad's isn't.

"When it rained one day, the water was coming down the walls," said Hurtt.

Now the roof is sealed with a tarp, so the rain shouldn't be a problem.

He says he'll park his car in the garage and take cover if necessary, but like Davis, he's not going to worry.

"I'm the kind of person when it's your time to go it's your time to go,” explained Hurtt. “It's in God's hands, so I leave it up to him. It's my time; it’s my time, so based on my beliefs there's nothing to be scared of."

If you still have heavy storm debris, you can make an appointment to have it picked up.

The City of Tulsa's trash board will waive the $10 fee until May 18th.