Neighbors, friends and family helped pick up whatever was left behind after Friday afternoon’s deadly storms at the Inman family’s property.
73-year-old Ron Inman, his wife 71-year-old Rosella Inman and their four-month-old great granddaughter were thrown from their mobile home when straight lined winds came through Nowata.
Their bodies were found in a ravine behind their mobile home’s foundation about 150 feet away.
“They were really nice people,” said the Inman’s neighbor, Jayce Hollister. “They need a lot of prayer.”
Hollister was lucky. He was not home when the storm hit but most of his property was severely damaged.
“I was so distraught I didn't know what to do,” he said. “Where do you start?”
It took him two hours to drive ten miles south on Highway 169 to his home at the corner of Highway 169 and County Road 20.
“The cars were backed up for miles,” he said. When he did make it home Friday night, downed power lines lied all over his yard and fence. He could not get inside until this morning when AEP-PSO crews started repairing the poles.
“They have been out here all day; they haven't stopped once,” he said. “They are doing such a great job.”
He was out there with a saw on Saturday morning and his parent’s tractor moving ripped apart trees off his property.
“That was my porch; it destroyed the porch,” he said. “It broke my broke basketball goal. That's what's left of my car port.”
He knows those are just material things and his heart is with his neighbors, the Inmans.