MOORE, OK – It was less than two years ago when a teenager helped save at least two children following a tornado that hit the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Last week, he responded again to those in need.
News9.com reports that Jacob Lyles pitched in to help following widespread damage that occurred when high winds and a tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma on March 25. The city is a hot spot in Tornado Alley that’s been struck several times since 1999.
Lyles, who is now an EMT, told the Oklahoma City television station that he was assisting others by cleaning up debris left by the storm.
“Just a lot of debris from other houses, boards, big tree limbs, just all kinds of stuff blowing around and landed in the backyard,” he said while describing what he was clearing from the damage area.
The scene brought memories back from the deadly twister of 2013.
Lyles said, “It all comes running back. But at least this one wasn’t as serious and we didn’t lose any lives this time.”