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


Saturday, March 28th 2015, 10:30 pm
By: News On 6


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."