(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – At around 5 p.m. on Thursday, a powerful storm struck Perryton, a Texas Panhandle town. The storm was on the ground for around 8 miles before it lifted. Following the storm, many of the town’s residents had to try and dig through the debris in an attempt to find loved ones, while others were trying to save what they could following the destruction.
The neighboring Booker fire chief and army veteran Andrew Skipper was one of those helping the community when for a few seconds he took the time to retrieve the American flag from the debris of homes. The department shared the thirty-second gesture on its Facebook page, and the post was flooded with comments from families who were trying to locate their loved ones.
FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin stated after seeing the video that it was moments like this one that the people needed to see. She pointed out the pride that Skipper showed for his country, which brought up emotions for her.
Booker’s fire department was one of the first to arrive in Perryton which is around 15 miles away. The tornado which directly hit the town resulted in 3 deaths and around 56 people were injured according to Ochiltree County Sheriff Terry Bouchard. As of Thursday evening, two people were still missing.
Multiple vehicles and buildings were damaged from the storm, including the fire department of the city. Witnesses in the area have been attempting to help pull storm victims out of the debris. One resident, Sabrina Devers pointed out that the city looked as if it was hit by a bomb.
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