Perry Resident Speaks To News 9 About Storm Damage
PERRY, Oklahoma - People in Noble County spent Tuesday morning picking up after high winds caused damage overnight.
A barn built by Grady Parmley’s relatives in the 1940s is now collapsed. Wood, metal and debris are scattered across his property.
“About 1:45 a.m. to 2 a.m. we were expecting the storm to come in. My wife says, ‘The winds coming up,’ and within 15 seconds the winds came up," said Parmley. “It sounded like a locomotive was coming through my house and all we heard was the porch coming off the house.”
Parmley said no one was injured and he accounted for all 50 head of cattle on the farm. Now the entire family who lives within a few miles of each other are thankful they were prepared.
“I watch David Payne, I have faith in him and his crew. They said the severe storms were out west and they marched east, and it felt like they were going to decrease in intensity, but this one kicked up its heels,” Parmley said.
Over the last year, the Parmleys have talked about making their tri-level home into a single level. They said after they clean up from Monday night's storms, they're going to talk about those plans in more detail.
Grady believes he suffered $50,000 in damage, but is waiting for official word from his home insurance company.