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Cape family recovering after storm

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 10:58:30-05
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- When Tim Slager says his roof is "somewhere", he means across the street, ripped to shreds, surrounding his neighbors car, which is also destroyed.
 
"The roof ? The roof got ripped off and is somewhere," Tim says as he walks around his home. 
 
"It's not what's lost that's hard, it's where do we go from here, what do we do?"
 
Tim knew exactly what to do when the storm picked up. "I grabbed my wife and my son and we go into the closet. When you're hugging your son and your wife and you say 'I love you' and you don't know if it's the last time you're going to say those things, you don't know."
 
Most rooms in the house are beyond repair. The roof is gone. Water is still pouring in. White insulation covers their belongings. Sheets and blankets ripped from the bed have been thrown to the bathroom. "What's next ? You cant stop life, I mean life goes on but you know, we're going to have to figure out where we're going to stay, so we don't know."
 
While they survey the damage of everything they've lost, this family feels they've found something greater. A strengthened bond with each other that no storm can tear apart. "You appreciate what we have," Slager says. 
 
If you'd like to help the Slager family, you can make a donation to their gofundme page here: https://www.crowdrise.com/slagerfamilyfltornad