Woodward Residents Begin Massive Cleanup Following Tornado


Monday, April 16th 2012, 11:20 am
By: News 9


Karl Torp, News 9

WOODWARD, Oklahoma --Neighbors in Woodward are just beginning the massive cleanup after a tornado touched down around 12:15 am Sunday.

"I was want to cry," says April Martin who found her mobile home absolutely torn apart.

"All I'm trying to find is my pictures," adds Martin, who left her home when strong storms started rolling in late Saturday night.

Martin lives in the same trailer park where two young sisters were killed by the tornado.

They are two of the five who died when the tornado cut a two mile path of destruction through Woodward.

The tornado came down so fast that it knocked out power to Woodward's warning sirens.

The majority of the sirens never went off. Governor Mary Fallin vowed to improved the warning siren system after meeting with Woodward emergency officials.

"Our hearts and our prayers go out to the families," said Gov. Fallin about the loss of life.

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