Storm-damaged Copan shines after rains move on
COPAN, Okla. (KTUL) —
The storm left a mess in Copan Friday.
Trees were down, roofs were damaged. Just off 900 Road, an RV was knocked on its side, damaging Dennis Anderson's home and his truck.
Fortunately, no one was there at the time.
"Got a phone call from the neighbor saying your camper is laying on your pickup truck and into the side of your house, you better come home," said Anderson.
And over at the high school, the winds knocked down the score board and several lights at the football field.
City manager Pete Elkins said the town's three city employees have been working hard to get things cleaned up.
"They have been working since about seven o'clock last night, when the storm hit, and have been going ever since," said Elkins.
But in a town like this, at a time like this the community shines.
Dozens of volunteers have been working all day to get things cleaned up.
Superintendent Chris Smith canceled classes Friday so he and dozens of volunteers could clean up around the school.
He said it's like the sign over the fire department says, "We got this."
"This town. Everybody that's in a small town, everybody comes together to help each other, That's one of the best things about a small town," said Smith.
Smith said school should be back up and running Monday.