Recovery efforts begin in tornado-torn Coweta – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-10-11 21:39:37 –

The city of Coweta remains picking up debris almost 24 hours after the EF-1 tornado struck the area late Sunday night. Thanks to the friendly green country neighbors, these works have already been gathered.

“We’ve been called everywhere in the Coweta region,” said De Wayne Corvin of Decor Roofing and Restoration in Bixby, Oklahoma.

“One of the things I can say about northeastern Oklahoma is that it’s one big family,” said Mike Bell, Coweta Police Chief. “You call out and say,’I need help,’ and boy, the doorbell at your door is beating.”

Bell said the phone was also ringing from a tornado hook that broke out in town on Sunday night.

“In fact, there were people from all over the state who called me,’Hey, if you tell me anything you need, I’ll be there.'”

The offer of support continued until Monday’s full day of recovery.

Corbyn and his crew boarded a broken window, blew the door, and patched the roof of Assisted Living Home, Coweta Manor.

“We were able to get out here and fix it. Fix the roof and put a tarpaulin on it,” Corbyn said. “Be aware of the damage they suffered.”

According to Bell, the American Red Cross and the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Team voluntarily provided time and effort to assess and assist families dealing with widespread damage. The chief even received a call from his associates who offered to send their own police officers so that Bell and Coweta police could go home and catch up with the rest interrupted by the tornado.

“That meant a lot,” Bell said. “It really was”

Bell said this week additional police officers are patrolling damaged assets to monitor looters.

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