News 9 Returns To Woodward One Year After Deadly Tornado


Sunday, April 14th 2013, 1:19 pm
By: News 9


Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a massive tornado that swept through Woodward, Oklahoma, on April 15, 2012.

Six Oklahomans were killed and dozens were injured when the EF-3 touched down.

Authorities say a signal tower for the city's tornado sirens was struck by lightning, leaving little warning.

The tornado ripped a path two miles long, damaging nearly 100 homes and businesses.

Here's a look back at some of the stories we reported on News9.com after the tornado hit Woodward:

4/15/2012 Related Story: Massive Damage, Fatalities After Tornado Strikes Woodward

4/15/2012 Related Story: Gov. Fallin, Woodward City Officials Host Press Conference

4/16/2012 Related Story: Death Toll Rises To Six Following Tornado In Woodward

4/16/2012 Related Story: Woodward Residents Begin Massive Cleanup Following Tornado

4/16/2012 Related Story: Woodward Families Shocked By Deadly Tornado's Destruction

4/16/2012 Related Story: Deadly Woodward Tornado Traveled About 31 Miles

News 9 Storm Tracker Marty Logan was first on scene when the massive tornado hit Woodward. In fact, it was only a flash of lightning that gave us the best look of the tornado and the only thing Marty saw as he tracked the tornado live on the air.

4/15/2013 Related Story: News 9 Storm Tracker Marty Logan Covers Woodward Tornado

4/16/2012 Related Story: News 9 Storm Tracker Talks About Tracking Tornado In Woodward

As community members started the cleanup process, we spoke with several Woodward residents who shared with us their personal experiences:

4/17/2013 Related Story: Tornado Shake-Up Sends Woodward Woman Into Labor

4/17/2012 Related Story: Woodward Woman Finds Wedding Ring, Family Dog In Tornado Rubble

4/17/2012 Related Story: Woodward Man Blown Away From His Home As Deadly Tornado Hit

4/16/2012 Related Story: Family, Friends Remember Sixth Victim In Woodward Tornado

4/15/2012 Related Story: Woodward Survivor Lived Through 1947 Disaster As Well

Now, a year later, News 9 will return to Woodward. We'll have live coverage all day starting 4 a.m. Monday on News 9, and as always, on News9.com.