Heavy Storm Leaves Trail of Damage in Nokomis

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NOKOMIS, FL (WWSB) - "All of a sudden it was just crashes and crashes, and roofs flying, and I can see metal all over the place. It was just awful, horrendous," explained Kathy Sullivan, one of the residents of the Lake Village community.

That strong storm that came rolling through in south county on Monday night left a trail of damage in the Lake Village community.

 "It had to have been a little twister that came down. If it wasn't, wind wouldn’t have done the damage that it did. It wouldn't of,” said Wayne Hall, another resident.

Whether it was a tornado or not, the strong winds left its mark on dozens of homes - especially the of Shirley Loveland.

"I've lost everything. They said my roof just spun right in the air, that it was twisted right up in the air. Part of it is on the street behind me, my shed is on another house...without my neighbors I don't know what I would do. They've pitched in and have just been here working and helping me get everything together,” cried Shirley.

Thankfully, Shirley Loveland wasn't home when the storm hit, but she came back to a flooded house with debris everywhere. The mobile park has told her it is now unlivable.

"I just don't know where I'm going from here," she said.

Her home did not have insurance due to the age of the house, but she says she knows that with all the supportive people she has around her she'll get through this.

"I don't know what I would do without my friends and this park. It's the most amazing park with the most wonderful people that help one another. They just pitch in and don't ask and say 'well maybe I can'. They come, and they take care of it," Shirley told us.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Shirley get back on her feet. Here is the link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-get-shirley-her-home-back

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