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Renters In Bridge Creek Say They Have Nowhere To Go

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BRIDGE CREEK, Oklahoma -

Many people affected by the severe storms on May 6 are still trying to salvage and recover what they've lost.

But some in Bridge Creek feel like they are fighting more than just the weather.

The people who live in the Country Mobile Home Park said they can't seem to catch a break. Many there lost everything and said they're having a hard time even finding someplace else to live.

Even the landlord is at his wits end.

“This is tornado alley if ever I've seen it,” said Rex Kear, the park's landlord.

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Kear has run the mobile home park for 34 years and said the May 6 storm created a whirlwind of problems for him and his renters.

“Its going to cost me more just to clean my park up than it is to do anything to the mobile homes,” said Kear.

People like Randi Gladwell lost everything in the storm.

She's a cancer survivor, but doesn't know how she's going to survive this financial blow.

“I was very sick, we lost all my insurance,” said Gladwell. “We just found out yesterday I'm in total remission from my cancer - so we've been fighting this along with this.”

Turns out many of the people at the mobile home park did not have renter's insurance and feel like they've been left high and dry.

“We are at a total loss,” said Gladwell. “I've called 17 different rental homes nothing's available and it seems a lot of them you tell them you are a tornado victim and they say the Red Cross will help, they want nothing to do with you.”

And some have even lashed out on social media about the way they feel they've been treated.

“Most of my people are poor hard working people you know,” said Kear.”I let them pay their deposits out by the month. I've been really good to my renters that's what really hurt me the worst.”

But Kear said he'll weather this latest storm just like he has all the rest and try to make sure he and his tenants are taken care of no matter what Mother Nature throws at them.

“I've been here since October,” said Calvin Sixkiller. “He's been a great landlord.”

Sixkiller and his family were inside their trailer here when the tornado hit.

Now he, and Rex and others there are trying to help each other out.

Some are even selling these t-shirts to raise money for those hardest hit by the storms.

“I just don't want people to think that we're villains out here -we're not,” said Kear. “We are decent people here.”

Kear said he is going to try to refund some of the deposits and has already waived rent for some of his tenants.

Renters at the Country Mobile home park said FEMA rejected aid to those in Bridge Creek since the damage totals did not reach the $5 million mark. However, an official with FEMA contacted News 9 and said they have not rejected aid from this area, and that they will be out there this week accessing the damage. 

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