Tornado numbers still at all-time lows for the modern record.
MOORE, Okla. - A northeast Ohio native is among those in Oklahoma who are picking up the pieces of their lives after a massive tornado tore through earlier this week.
"I looked over in that direction and saw approximately a thousand to two thousand feet of debris, and then I said, ‘oh crap this just isn't high winds,'" said Charles Maloney, who lives in Moore but is originally from Maple Heights.
Maloney lost his house in ground zero, like most of his neighbors. He's lived in Oklahoma a long time, but lines hung up to dry out his clothes were learned somewhere else.
"I remember in Maple Heights that we set up clothes lines and that's how we dry clothes, that's what we did... in Maple Heights, Ohio, where I was born," he said.
Charles amazingly survived by finding a small closet, then using a mattress over himself to protect from debris.
That (mattress) was over me. I pulled that out, so yeah, it provided enough protection that when the debris -- I imagine if I didn't have that I would have been seriously injured," he said.
Moore's neighborhoods are devastated, but many have family to help out. Maloney's family is mostly in Ohio, so he's grateful to have help stop by.
"It makes a difference. It's a very difficult time for people. I don't feel like it, because I don't have a family, but the lives are so disrupted," said Maloney.
Volunteers are everywhere, from everywhere. A young man from Chardon, Ohio, is among them, working with Carla Smith, a local from Norman with Operation Blessing.
"We've shared some hugs, some smiles, some tears and some prayers and that makes it all worthwhile," said Smith.
Maloney is still in disbelief of what happened.
"Monday I was laying around in bed taking a nap and thinking about what was I going to go eat tonight, watching TV and the rat of the week is chaos," said Maloney.
It's official, an EF1 tornado touches down south of Orrville in Wayne County.
Ohio had its share of tornadoes in the last month. But, nationally, tornado numbers are low.
After severe damage caused by a tornado, Ursuline College has reopened for business.
Jamie Orr walked Ursuline College's campus on Monday still reeling from how close she came to being struck by a tor
Residents remove trees and branches from yards. Ursuline College community turns out to view damage on campus. Pepper Pike mayor may need help from regional sewer district to remove trees and branches from creeks.
Four tornadoes touched down in northeast Ohio during Wednesday's storms, according to the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed that a tornado hit Mineral City Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ashland County near Rowsburg Wednesday night.
A possible tornado touchdown was reported in Seneca County Monday night.