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Tornado rips through Chickasha

CHICHASHA, Okla. - Severe storms produced several possible tornadoes throughout the state of Oklahoma Tuesday. As of Tuesday night, officials confirm at least four people were killed but the death toll is expected to rise.

One of the tornadoes barreled through Southeast Chickasha a little after five p.m.

"The lights went out and we started praying out loud and screaming and you could hear the roar, the vibration of the tub, the house, the popping, the air sucking out of your ears, then it was gone," said Joanie Hardy, who rode out the storm along with seven others in a bathtub. They protected themselves with a mattress.

"There's nobody going to be living here. I can't live here, they're standing around they're homeless, it's shock, they don't know what, we're standing around, they're possessions but they're nothing we can do...it's crazy."

Neil Kuznitsky lives just down a small hill from the winds of Oak Ridge Apartments and was asleep when the tornado blew in. Shattered glass woke him up but yet didn't cut him.

"It blew out the whole window. All of a sudden I hear a big bang and the next thing I know I see something coming through the boom right through the window," said Neil Kuznitsky.

 

 

Sarah and Karl Timmons live in perhaps the hardest hit area of Chickasha, Watsons Mobile Home Estates. They left their trailer just minutes before the tornado tore a path through the park.

"We're blessed, we were really blessed," said Sarah.

 

"I feel bad because knowing that we still have our house and they lost theirs and everything in it, it's all messed up because I was talking to a neighbor in the back, he was worried about his family instruments that had passed down from his grandpa and everything and theirs was one of them that was wiped out. It's just real bad," said Karl.

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