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Verona neighborhood comes together after tornado

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VERONA (WKOW)—An EF3 tornado ripped through Verona Road, in the Tamarack Way and Lone Pine Way area. The 140 MPH winds ripped off roofs, and tore off garages.

“ It got very loud and the children started panicking and we jumped on top of them and it was a matter of seconds and it was over,” said Shannon Davis, who’s home was severely damaged.

Shannon, her husband and two kids, ages 7 and 11, live on Tamarack way, and were in the path of the tornado early Tuesday morning.

“The garage blew off, you can't see it but it literally picked up and set in our backyard,” Shannon said.

The winds were so powerful they not only took down trees, but branches actually lodged in homes.

“It's a little surreal,” said Dale Yurs, who helped pick up debris in a neighbor’s yard. “I grew up here in town and this is the first time i've seen anything like this.”

But out of the devastation came the kindness of a community. Neighbors who's homes were spared, started clearing debris from other yards.

“It's rough to see but this is what it means to be hometown USA is when neighbors see each other in need and they're willing to come out, spend their day off in the heat stacking brush up,” Yurs said.

“Everybody kept saying let us know what you need, so we got a huge pile of everything and our trailer and said ok taht goes there, that goes there, and it was done in half an hour,” Shannon said.

Shannon says everything that was destroyed will be replaced, what matters most-- no one was seriously hurt.

“Everybody's suffering but at the same time everybody's being picked up and helped out,” Shannon said. “So we're gonna make it just fine.”

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