Elderly Van Buren Couple Survives Fourth Tornado

Elderly Van Buren Couple Survives Fourth Tornado

Elderly couple's home damaged by storm, but they and their beloved dogs survived.
"We went to the basement and it hit," said Milard Wagner, "It doesn't take long... A minute or two and that's it."

But this isn't their first, second, or even their third tornado.

"This is our 4th one," he said.

Their friends were on site helping the couple clean up the destruction immediately.

"It's just what we do," Bob Mesaros shrugged.

Five years ago Mesaros spent four weeks rebuilding this same home after a tornado damaged it. He said when something like this happens it's not even a question of whether you should help.

"I'm Millard's my best friend around here," said Mesaros, "I'm proud to help him out anyway I can."

"If it wasn't for this help that we're getting," said Wagner his eyes welling, "I don't know what I would do I really don't."

Wagner's proud of his 72 years on this earth, but said each time he has to rebuild it gets a little harder.

"As you can see it's a lot of good people," he said.

Who are out there, more than willing to swing a hammer for him.
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