Tornado rips through Perryton, Texas

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The whole northeast side of Perryton is devastated after the tornado, Cole Underwood, Perryton High School’s athletic director and football coach, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. 

The school is serving as a shelter for those impacted by the storm, he said. “Upwards of 250 to 300” people were there, including “volunteers and people coming in and eating and just getting water and cleaning up,” he said.

“We have the gym space, and we have the capabilities to help the people that have lost everything and we’re more than willing to do that,” he said.

When asked what supplies are needed most, Underwood said: “Really anything you can think of: blankets, flashlights, candles. We would take anything and be grateful for anything that’s donated.”

“Sadly, there’s just not a list of things … you think about that you need on hand, but people lost everything today,” he told CNN.

The coach said he has “just been so amazed at the level of camaraderie and love that this town has for each other, and there’s no doubt in my mind that it will continue. … We will persevere through this thing.”


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