Nearly four months later, tornado victims still recovering from devastation
Coke residents Mike and Dolly Lewis said that immediately after the tornado, they walked outside and were aghast at the devastation. Their home, tucked away at the end of a long country lane with several other houses, was surrounded by downed trees, and their lane was completely blocked. Today, their property is largely cleared, except along the edges. Looking across their yard on Saturday, they said they didn’t know what they would have done without the kindness of friends, neighbors and complete strangers.
"We’ve just been really blessed," said Dolly Lewis. "We came out the first day and looked around and just said, ‘what do we do?’ We didn’t know where to start. Then all these volunteers showed up."
"Ever since the storm, people have been coming out," said Mike Lewis. "Had they not, there’s no way we could have done anything approaching this. I want people to know how decent and great these people are."