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WAXAHACHIE (CBSDFW.COM) – The owner of a home in Waxahachie says he’s lucky he had to go on an out-of-town trip at the last minute right before the tornado hit.

“That’s my house,” says Lee Lowery.  He’s one of the two homeowners on Walker Court whose house was knocked to the ground.  No walls standing.  All destroyed by a tornado.

“This is my bedroom,” says Lowery as he continues the tour of his former home. “This is what’s left of my bedroom…nothing, this would have been one of our safe rooms in the house.”

Lowery said if not for the trip he had to take Saturday he and his family would have likely been inside the house when the tornado hit.  He calls it divine intervention.

“It’s crazy.  God is good,” says Lowery.

Volunteers are showing up in droves to help clean up and salvage what they can.  Sentimental items like kids’ trophies or items of monetary value.  The damage is widespread but Lowery finds a silver lining in all of this.

“I can’t believe the devastation and nobody died here man. We are thankful of that. It’s awesome,” says Lowery.

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