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-- now -- state representative Randy Graf his district is -- outside where the tornado hit.
And -- he has family affected in the city of more and represented probably understand that your brother in law.
Lives in more and you -- were able to get in contact with him how is he doing.
Well he had to be doing well as you can imagine there's just a lot of shock and that net.
Throughout the state but also a lot of result.
And a lot of people step in or closing ranks -- and helping out so.
And that he is on his way into the area has not been able to confirm whether it helped those standing -- not.
Just based on the reports we expect that it will be yet completely.
And it destroyed it but again.
It's it's kind of a had a slow process -- and getting into this period you can imagine doing and that's something that's for Serb or.
You know first responders and president don't have to be -- How difficult was it to reach your brother in law during this time trying to figure out what happened.
After this tornado came through.
Bush you can imagine.
It just did trying to get cell service.
Burn it I'm like that the power being down things of that nature vicious so many -- what you're report.
-- -- it was a -- people we were able to get contact with -- he -- actually able to stay with us.
-- my we are just north of Obama's steady.
Moore Oklahoma just south -- -- -- steady.
-- my neighborhood and Edmond Oklahoma did.
Received tornado damage on Sunday with the storms came group.
This is something that has affected its entire metro area -- many parts of the state really the entire heart.
And you have back.
A young life and also -- a young son your families you mentioned just went through a tornado.
Just a few days ago how is your family doing and where were you in the storm came through yesterday.
Well -- -- storm -- -- thank you first of all week you know we are finally -- one -- our neighborhood is accounted for and we we have property damage.
And of course you can replace property would replace people and that's why -- you know are up -- circle with the people and more.
At I'm a state -- -- -- that you mentioned we were actually in session here at the State Capitol yesterday when the storms started camp group.
We evacuated the basement.
This building that's nearing a hundred years old.
And of course we had to watch.
I -- as these storms moved through and that I would be -- you know just everyone in the state.
Of course -- wants to help but must they -- -- hand and so does Bogle who represented is that this city officials county.
State we -- that federal officials are are coming in and and everybody's going to do it can't help.
-- -- have been a pretty helpless feeling here you are serving.
I your local community as a as a -- representative in -- hearing this storm and watching -- and he can't do anything from that basement canyon.
It if you -- -- helpless feeling and of course you know we just great.
Back to -- that the damage would be met in my mind that it people could get him and get rescued.
And -- but did because there's we have so many first responders we we did know what to do it on pay and -- and chipped -- -- -- can imagine it.
It's humid its cost and there are open -- -- bear down power lines and so I can't say enough about how wonderful our first responders.
-- many volunteer teacher organizations.
You know we will we try to make preparations for this as best we can't believe he's still it's just such shocking is that -- it occurs.
I bet if you -- -- helpless but you also.
You come out knowing they added that there's hope and that we have heard wonderful stories that just heroics sent and people -- -- It's a week we just hold -- hope.
They'll put your final question I was so looking -- -- talking to you for -- for a myriad of reasons but one of the reasons is because you've grown up in this area and you've really.
I've been intact at the local community one of the things that you talk a lot about is -- And that helps you you say as a lawmaker but I'm sure -- -- into play when your.
You're watching this play out on your family's not so -- some talk just a little bit about that and how this compares this to other times that you've -- your community.
Oh absolutely I am lived in this area more when the may third 1999 tornado came through and of course we have -- 1995 -- the federal bombing -- no I'm pretty.
Each you know local home and understand that -- suffering produces perseverance perseverance character and character hope.
And so am -- there is a lot of hope big -- reaching out.
Two people and -- that is just the natural response.
At this community and we think that would call Oklahoma standard which just you know people helping out other people -- -- -- And so we've been that was so many -- just churches and individuals.
Doing everything they can't ask why waters or strength -- -- clubs.
Pat you know things that just people need right now to start -- building repairing going through the process and again we're very blessed.
-- had to be a community.
-- and just we continue to pray.
But for the past.
Everything Enron ICC was with started checking back in with Ian best of luck to you -- your family think he's a minus.
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