KSPR News first introduced Haney during his recovery in the hospital. After his release, friends and family members are caring for his deep wounds. "She said ‘Clifford your leg is about cut off,’” Haney said. “There's a hole in it you could stick a fist in. It looks like a shark bite. Something just got in there and got the muscle."
The former firefighter found himself in the hands of first responders. "Here I am now saying ‘thank you,’" Haney said. The tornado not only took his home but his phone. As the manager of the mobile home park, he hasn't got to check on each of his neighbors. "It's emotional," Haney said through tears. He says because of the experience he will not be moving back. He's looking for a new place to call home. "I will never go in a trailer again,” Haney said. "It's going to be a long slow recovery process. I'm waiting for skin grafts."
The Dallas County Emergency Recovery Unit is assisting those affected by the tornado. It's a non-profit organization that works closely with the Mennonite Disaster Services. Anyone who needs help or wants to volunteer can call (573) 340-3454 or visit http://www.dceru.org/.