Coweta Residents Recovering From Tornado Prepare For Another Round Of Rain

Tuesday, October 12th 2021, 7:12 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero

COWETA, Oklahoma -

Another round of rain is expected to roll through Green Country Tuesday night. Some people in Coweta said they’re scrambling to get their homes patched up ahead of the rain, after being damaged by Sunday’s tornado.

Some people in Coweta are cleaning up after Sunday night’s EF-1 tornado. But miles away from the tornado’s path, Nicole Henderson lost her home to the storm. Henderson’s home was damaged by a lightning strike, which caused the home to catch fire.

“The hardest part, I was just watching this house to open flames and there’s nothing you can do,” said Henderson. 

Henderson and her son were safe in their storm shelter. 

“My son was like, there’s smoke your house is on fire,” Henderson added. “It took them about three hours to get all the home out.”

Henderson said she lost her husband in July. The only thing left of his after the fire is a pair of his jeans. 

“I was just praying several times at the fire wind spread to the bedroom so that’s where my husband stuff is at because I haven’t been able to touch anything since he passed,” Henderson explained. 

Henderson said her daughter, Chalin Graham, started a GoFundMe to help her recover, and raised $2,400 so far.

“We’ve had several people offer donations for clothing and shoes and other personal items that we have lost,” Graham said.

Henderson said the home is a total loss. But, despite the loss, Henderson’s just grateful her and her family are OK. 

“This is a really good community and will make it, it’s just going to take time,” Henderson said. 

Henderson said she also recovered her daughter’s wedding dress, who died about six years ago. She’s also getting assistance from the Red Cross.

If you'd like to donate to the Henderson family's GoFundMe, click here.