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Marmaduke, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports

Residents Try to Move on After Storms

April 3, 2006 -- Posted at 6:15 p.m. CST

 

MARMADUKE, AR -- Many residents in Marmaduke have lost everything.

 

Monday, families who could get to their homes spent the day rummaging through what’s left of their belongings.

 

Wayne Newell and his entire family escaped Sunday's tornado unharmed, with little more than the clothes on their backs.

 

Now they are just trying to pick up the pieces.

“I really don’t know… it’s such a mess.  I don’t know where to start, but I’ll just do a little at a time,” said Wayne Newell.

 

The Newell home is unlivable after Sunday night’s storm.  A large tree fell on the roof during the storm and caused the structure to shift.

 

But like others in Marmaduke, Newell and his family are getting plenty of help.

 

“You know, a person doesn’t really understand how much a people care until something really bad happens,” said Newell.

 

While working on what’s left of their home, they’ve had many good neighbors stop by wanting to help.

 

“Everybody stops and asks if we need anything.  Like I said, most of the people, I don’t even know who they are,” said Newell.

 

Newell doesn't know where he and his family will go from here.  There isn't any part of their property that escaped the storm.

 

While losing his home and everything he and his wife have worked for is devastating, knowing his family is safe is all that really matters.

 

“My family comes first.  A job is just a job.  They're everywhere.  But, you've got to have family,” said Newell.

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