It's storm season in Oklahoma and it has already been a deadly one.
"It has been more active in other states but we seem to be catching up," said Chief Meteorologist Gary England, News 9.
The tornadoes first hit in Norman on Friday, April 13, causing damage to home and businesses. Then, a large tornado nearly quarter-mile wide caused six confirmed fatalities, massive damage and injuries in Woodward in the early morning of Sunday, April 15.
News 9's Gary England and his weather team worked around the clock to keep you ahead of the storm, including live tracking by our many Storm Trackers in the field. In fact, it was News 9 Storm Tracker Marty Logan, who helped to alert Woodward residents in their time of need, when the tornado sirens didn't go off.
"The group of meteorologists and storm trackers (at News 9) are the finest in the nation," said England. "However, we can't function without all of the other great people at News 9. It is a team effort."
News 9 is committed to keeping all Oklahomans safe especially when severe weather strikes. That's why for a limited time you can get the iPhone Weather Radio App for free. It's usually $9.99.
With iMap Weather Radio you will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone® will "wake up" with alerts and also track your location to warn you wherever you go. Listen to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a NOAA Weather Radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone. Gary England can't emphasize enough the importance of this life-saving tool.
"It may save your life and the life of your family," said England.
How to get it:
• Text GARY to 79640.
• Follow the instructions that come in the text.
• That's it!
News 9 and SandRidge Energy teamed up to make this app free, which is a $9.99 value.