Andover Home Gives Credit For Possibly Saving His Family’s Life 2022-05-01 16:21:41


Andover, Kansas (KCTV) — The Andover community is picking up on what the hurricane left behind and families are looking to find a way forward.

Zach Dinicola’s home was one of about 1,000 buildings damaged by a hurricane Friday night.

A detour on his way home kept his family safe.

“I was actually complaining that my wife made me drive all the way to the West Side,” he said. “I was like, ‘Man, I don’t want to drive all the way there. “Fortunately, we did… otherwise we would be here.”

The hurricane tore down the ceiling of the room where two-week-old Dinicula slept.

Now, they’re figuring out what’s next.

“Something like that is a complete loss, isn’t it? I don’t think I’m still processing it yet. It takes time to get past things like this.”

While the storm may have gathered strength, there was something even more powerful: friends, neighbors, and even strangers come together.

Mitch Sperry says he still remembers Hurricane Andover in 1991.

It was important for him to do his part again after decades.

“Being a resident of Andover and being around Hurricane Andover and all that stuff helped us with that too,” he said. “My aunt was into it. My heart is kinda close to Andover so the moment I had a chance to come out and help, I jumped at her.”