MAYETTA, Kan, (WIBW) -- Hours after an EF-2 tornado damaged the Pruyser’s home, north of Mayetta, dozens of people showed up to help.
“I’m blessed with all the friends that have helped and are bringing food and water and reaching out to tell me that they’re here for me. I’m so grateful for that. It’s so touching. I don’t even know how to repay that,” Katrina Pruyser said while holding back tears.
Tuesday afternoon’s storm tore off part of their roof and front porch.
“I thought it was going to take out more of the house than it already did,” Katrina said.
Katrina’s husband, Curtis, captured cell phone video as the storm headed their way.
“You know I saw the original funnel, and then it kind of went back up and disappeared, and then it came back and then I took off running. I was like that’s enough for me because it’s coming right at us. I mean it was coming right for us,” Katrina remembered.
The family ran inside where Katrina’s mother was to take shelter.
“She was saying the Lord’s Prayer, and I was praying for my horses,” she said.
Katrina says the damage was overwhelming, but is grateful everyone including their horses were unharmed.
“They are irreplaceable, and family is irreplaceable, so I’m very blessed,” she said.
The family said they are working as fast as they can to prevent any water from leaking into their home as more rain approaches.