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GERONIMO, OK (KSWO) -The community of Geronimo is coming together after a powerful storm hit the area just before 3 a.m. Thursday.

That storm destroyed homes, damaged buildings and injured animals. Even part of the elementary school's roof came off and landed on Feliciana Neito's home. Neito says she and two others were inside the house at the time, but fortunately no one was injured.

Neito says the sound of wind woke her up and she knew when the debris hit because she could feel her house shake. She says she didn't know how bad the damage was until the sun came up and she went outside to look. She doesn't know what she's going to do now.

"I feel real hurting, because I don't have a home," Neito said.

Neito says she was told it's unlikely the home is salvageable, and now she doesn't know where she's going to live.

Luckily for residents like Neito, the American Red Cross and other organizations are in Geronimo to assist those in need.

As far as the damage to the elementary school, the end of the year award ceremonies were still held and then they were released. Thursday was the last day of school for the students in Geronimo.

Michael Henning says he woke up because of the storm. He was shocked to see the front of his home had blown away when he walked out of his bedroom.

“It feels bad. I just got it all fixed up, and now it's all gone, but that's alright, we can redo it again. Start over, that's all you can do," Henning said.

Henning had multiple family members helping out early Thursday morning. He plans on staying with family for the time being. Henning's children set up a GoFundMe page to help out with expenses.

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