Overnight Tornado Rips Roof Off OKC Couple's House


Saturday, April 14th 2012, 3:14 pm
By: News 9


Tornados touched down in the metro in the middle of the night and no sirens went off with them. For at least two couples in southwest Oklahoma City, it was a scary and close wake up call.

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Ben and June Roy were asleep in their bed when the roof of their home was ripped off by what they say was a tornado around 1 a.m. Saturday. The couple's home is located near S.W. 54th and Mustang Road.

The couple said a beam holding part of the roof up is the only reason they are alive. Dozens of huge trees in the couple's backyard were uprooted. They are now covered in insulation from the attic.

Family, friends, and even strangers got together to try and cover what's left of the roof, so the couple's belongings are not ruined by rain and more severe weather.

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Another couple up the road woke up to tree limbs spearing through their bedroom and living room window. An uprooted tree missed both their cars by inches.