Dewey family says they're not leaving

Sunday, April 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

One couple who has lived in the Dewey area for 22 years has seen four tornadoes pass by their house, but Saturday night they finally got a visit.

Debbie and Robin Davies knew something was up when their neighbor called saying a funnel cloud was on the way.

“We immediately starting hearing bangs, popping and glass breaking and it was over in about a minute or two. Then it went silent,” Debbie says.

When the Davies returned to their home they had built more than two decades ago it was in shambles.

"I just, I don't know it's still a shock, she says." "We just thought we were going to get a sheet of rain but it turns out it was hiding the funnel inside it."

The twister took out everything in its path tearing off roofs, uprooting trees.

Their garage is a pile of wood and debris.

Reminders of home are draped all across the lawn and the fence. The inside, outside, and the backyard are covered in insulation.

But the Davies' say those things aren't important. What matters is that their daughter and their dog "Muffin" are both safe.

The structure of the house is pretty much intact, none of the windows were shattered.

They say they're going to rebuild and stay in the same house where they've now seen five tornadoes.