Inside the Storm's Aftermath


Thursday, February 12th 2009, 10:13 pm
By: News 9


By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

EDMOND, Oklahoma -- An Oak Cliff firefighter shares a rare glimpse of what happened Tuesday when a tornado touched down just miles away from his fire station.

Jaye Bartles' helmet has a small camera attached to it and it captured the twister that destroyed several buildings in the area.

He purchased the camera for $300 and plans to use the video for training exercises. He said Tuesday's storm was an experience he'll never forget.

Web Extra: Watch Bartles' full video.

"This is probably the most up close and personal I've gotten to one," Bartles said. "That went from being just a severe storm to having a pretty good size tornado on the ground relatively quickly."

Listen to the 911 calls that came in as the twister developed over Lone Grove.