Tornado Causes Damage In Southwest Oklahoma


Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 12:42 am
By: News 9


We've been shaken and stirred.

Severe fall weather drops tornadoes in southwestern Oklahoma, causing damage in several communities.

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The homeowners who live Snyder, Oklahoma were able to leave home in time and take shelters before the storm hit. A 2x4 sliced Tava Batt's truck in half and destroyed her garage.

"I'm just thankful it didn't go to a school," Batt said.

The good news, there are no injuries reported at this time. A lot of people are in Snyder to help pick up the pieces. The residents are also worrying about getting their power restored.

A tornado in Tillman County demolished an OSU agriculture office, and damaged a hay barn at a dairy farm. Debris trapped a family in their cellar near Tipton, but rescuers got them out safely.

The storm continued north of Snyder, moving into the Fort Cobb area. Luckily, people living in this area were able to take shelters before it hits.

The tornado knocked down power to residents just south of the Fort Cobb Lake for more than two hours.

Dustin Lyday saw the tornado coming, and pulled out his phone just in time to capture a video of the tornado before he took shelter.

"I was taking a video, and my dad and Brandon were telling me to get back, it was too close, and finally I was like, it's truly close, I gotta go," Lyday said.

Power returned to the residents just south of the lake at around 9 p.m. Monday. There have been no reports of major damage to homes or buildings in the area, and no reports of injuries.