The home where Brian Gray used to live was right in the line of fire during Monday's tornado.
"It's crazy. That's all I can say," said Gray. "It's crazy. I would be lying if I said I didn't get a little teared up watching it."
The sights and sounds are tough for him to take in.
"It's really hard being here and not being able to physically dive in," said Gray.
Between a storm in 1999 that killed 36 and an exceptionally devastating string in 2008, Gray said the area had been perpetually rebuilding.
"I know that this won't slow down the Oklahoma City area because they've become stronger due to unfortunately disasters," said Gray.