TAYLOR LANDING, Texas — Taylor Landing was one of the areas in Jefferson County most affected by Tuesday's tornado.
Many residents spent the night without power and woke up Wednesday to asses damage, get rid of debris and figure out what to do next.
Peyton Myers was hiding in his home when the tornado hit.
"I don't know how fast the wind has to blow to for a shingle to go through stucco," Myers said.
Myers says he was following along with the storm online and when he heard the winds howling outside, he hid in his bathroom.
"I just sat like our school teaches you right next to the toilet, my head in between my legs and wind started picking up," Myers said. "And I could hear the air being pulled out of the I guess the seams of the doors. My ears started popping and it lasted maybe 10 seconds. Sounded like a freight train."
Those short 10 seconds wreaked havoc on Myers' home.
"I open the door expecting to see the sky, maybe my roof had gone," he said.
Myers couldn't see the sky, but parts of the roof had flown off.
"It's hard for me to make sense of exactly how this went down because I have that tool shed that blew over, but right next to it I have an empty cooler that didn't move at all," Myers said.
While the tornado was frantic and chaotic, Myers tried to be the calm in the storm.
"I try to take things in stride, I don't really let things get to me that aren't in my control. I'll just try to control what's in front of me," Myers said.
Despite all the damage, he's found the silver lining. Myers says every neighbor on every side of him has extended their help just as he has.
"It sucks to say that. It doesn't always take a natural disaster to bring people together, but when something bad happens you truly see like the goodness of people," Myers said.