Families work to recover after tornado destroys Prairie View RV Park

Published: Jul. 10, 2018 at 9:00 PM CDT
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Families have been looking through what is left of their homes at the Prairie View RV Park.

Many are trying to stay positive but they say last night was one of the scariest nights of their lives.

One woman says she was running through the storm to assure her grandparents were OK. Another man says he climbed through rubble to find his son.

Shelley Linner says she went to her grandparents RV down the road from hers last night to see if they were ok.

"Someone you love and just or just in any response situation, you see the camper and just, grandma, grandpa, grandma, grandpa. I was just praying praying praying," said Linner.

Finally she did. They were stuck but alive. She says they were taken to the hospital and released Tuesday morning.

Just a few steps away are the Vail family, fighting to get their loved ones out, too.

"That time the neighbors house picked itself up, the one behind us here, and came through my house. Basically destroying everything in its path. Yelled to my wife to get on the floor and climbed rubble heading to go find my son," said Eric Vail.

Vail says they were fortunately not injured but his four homes are gone.

Such devastation has left these families trying to pick up whatever they can before being forced out of here at 9 p.m.

Another storm is expected and all the community leaders I have spoken to say they are expecting the worst.