Neighbors In Woodward County Cleanup After Tornado

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 6:32 pm
By: News 9

Karl Torp, News 9

WOODWARD COUNTY, Oklahoma -- Neighbors in Woodward County are now cleaning up, knowing that Monday's tornado could have easily been much worse.

"It's scary, very scary," says 78-year-old Earlene Alley about waiting out the storms inside her Woodward home.

After the storms passed, she saw the large tree that split right outside her home from the strong winds.

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"Very fortunate that it fell the way it did and there wasn't a car going by when it could have hurt someone," adds Earlene Alley.

Most of the damage in Woodward wasn't caused by the tornado that touched down, but the hail that came with accompanying storms.

Nearly all of the 20 skylights on top of the Woodward County Jail were busted out. Inmates had to be moved while the sharp pieces of plexiglass were cleaned up.

The Woodward County Emergency Management reported two injuries.

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The county is now warning about window and roof repair scams and encouraging neighbors to use companies they are familiar with.

The twister touched down on the 65th anniversary of the April 9th tornado that killed nearly 100 people in Woodward.