News 9 Storm Trackers Remember Chasing May 1999 Tornado

Sunday, March 17th 2019, 11:05 pm
By: News 9

“We did not expect that to be a big day from the start,” said Val Castor.

“We ended up seeing 12 tornadoes,” said Tom Pastrano.

“At that time, I couldn't see the tornado because what I was seeing was the whole sky on the ground,” said Hank Brown.

“We knew the storm was cycling,” said Val.

“A tornado developed right there in front of us,” said Bobby Payne.

“It was marching right through Oklahoma City, Midwest City and Del City,” said Val.

“We knew we had multiple fatalities,” said Alan Broerse.

“We started seeing large pieces of houses, debris, that was actually covering the road,” said Bobby Payne.

“I could see entire devastation where homes used to be,” Alan said.

“The debris path was unreal,” remembers Hank.

“There was just destruction everywhere,” said Tom.

“The May 3 tornado was probably the most devastating I’d ever seen, period,” Alan said.

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