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“We lost food, everything;” A couple moves back home just days after a devastating tornado

A Clark County homeowner is grateful to be alive after Wednesday’s tornadoes.

>>RELATED: Rebuilding timeline could take ‘years’ after EF2 tornado hit Clark County, EMA director says

On Saturday, Don Ovracker and his wife were able to move back into their home, despite the damage left by the storm.

‘I thought we were gone. I actually did that for a while. I didn’t think we were going to make it,” Ovracker said.

Ovracker remembers being woken by the wind.

“I looked at my clock and it said 4:53 (am), (that was the) last time I saw the clock,” Ovracker said.

>>RELATED: The Clark Co. tornado traveled more than 20 miles, the sixth tornado was confirmed in Ohio, NWS says

Ovracker said he and his wife went to the basement, but he couldn’t believe what he saw.

“I saw my utility room disappear and my wife came downstairs and said, ‘I can see the neighbor’s house.’ Our garage is gone,” Ovracker said.

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Now the couple has power and can stay in the place they call home for 33 years.

As they work to move forward, many people in the community are offering help.

“My son’s church group is meeting, coming to help clean up next week and he brought us some gift cards today, which was totally surprising,” Ovracker said.

>>RELATED: Video shows the devastation left behind by a tornado that traveled nearly 20 miles

“We lost food, everything. We had our freezer here in the garage. It’s right there,” he continued.

The Ovrackers said they also help those in need when possible.

Ovracker said he’s doing what he can to stay possible. He plans to dig through the rubble of his garage to find his golf clubs.

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