Tornado damages home in Tice, severe weather in southern plains

Reporter: Morgan Rynor
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Home in Tice damaged by tornado that came ashore May 20, 2019. Credit: WINK News.

WINK News’ Weather Authority confirmed a tornado formed over water moved onshore in Tice causing damage to a home Monday.

Neighbors say the weather event happened quick. The roof and lanai was blown off a neighbor’s mobile home. Patio furniture was thrown across the mobile home park by the tornado.

Nearby neighbors said it was raining, windy and then pieces of debris could be heard flying about. They came outside and found everything torn up and said it’s a financial tragedy for the neighborhood.

Many people came together to help out the homeowners with the damage.

“Just trying to get everything picked up and set to one side, out of the way,” Donald Luski said. “We’ll try and find some tarps for him and put some tarps over what will be his ceiling.”

The tornado caused damages around 7 p.m. when there were storms in the area.

Waterspout seen over land in Tice on May 20, 2019. Credit: Photo shared with WINK News.

Correction: A previous version of this story reported “homes” were damaged by the tornado, but only one home was confirmed to be damaged by it. 

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