Copperas Cove: Students and teachers help clear debris after tornado

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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) Many students and teachers were out cleaning the streets of Copperas Cove Monday morning, following the damaging E-F 2 tornado that ripped through part of the city.

"As soon as I got here and saw what was going on I just started making some phone calls," says Brandi Petty a teacher at Copperas Cove ISD.

She and other teachers went door to door to help some of the 200 households with damage following the storm.

"There was people everywhere and I’m just grateful," says Rebecca Williams who's home was in the path of the tornado.

"I'm just grateful... I have never seen a community come together like this," says Williams.

Williams says by the late afternoon the students and teachers had help clear a majority of the debris, and that the only thing left to do is rebuild.

"I think it’s going to take time but I hope this is a learning experience that it can happen anywhere," says Nancy Zimmer-Clark who also helped in the clean-up.

The city of Copperas Cove encourages everyone in the city to sign up for their "Code Red" notifications that alert the public in situations like those that happened Sunday.