Pastor Rick Stevens can still recall the significant amount of damage.
"We could hardly get to the door to get in,I could see the roof slammed back so I thought there was going to be quite a bit of water damage inside," he said.
Many said the storm seemed to come out of nowhere, taking many by surprise. Main Street had the most significant amount of damage but now you can see the transformation.
"It was about 7:30 at night, we had kids out trick-or-treating , we had kids on Main Street," said mayor, Barry Riley.
He remembers surveying the damage just minutes after the storm touched down. He said the tornado hit a transformer and they had just enough time to sound the sirens. Soon, the whole town was dark.
"There was one home that was completely destroyed, there was 11 business buildings that we had to tear down because of the tornado," he said. "It's been pretty tough on us, we're trying to find people who want to come back and re-build and build in our city to believe in our city."
The city has also made some changes since last year. Riley said they are working to upgrade their radio system and revise their evacuation plan.
A new building is taking the spot of True Value Western Auto Store owned by the Haag family. Merett Emery bought out their inventory and decided to build The Caraway General Store.
"The Haag's store was a vital part of just surviving here," Emery said.
A general store hopes to open in December. There is also a car lot moving in across the street.
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