Former Lawton radio personality rides out Hurricane Irma in Orla - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Former Lawton radio personality rides out Hurricane Irma in Orlando

(Source ABC News) (Source ABC News)

ORLANDO, FL (KSWO)- A former Lawton resident is experiencing the devastation of Hurricane Irma first-hand. Dennis Beasley, who lived and worked in Lawton for several years as a radio personality, called KSWO 7News this morning.

He now says he's living about 40 miles north of Orlando. Last night, he witnessed the eye of the storm pass right over his neighborhood.

He describes the damage it left behind:

“There is a lot of debris but basically where we're at is vegetation in my neighborhood. There was one tree that fell into basically into the street. It didn't hit anything but the ground. It missed a neighbor's carport. There is some wind damage but it is minor compared to some other areas,”

Beasley says he is ecstatic that he and his family are okay and that they only suffered minimal damage. He plans to start cleaning up later this week.

We asked him how the hurricane compared to tornadoes he experienced while in Oklahoma. He tells us hurricanes are much more predictable.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:44:06 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:44 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:44:36 GMT

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

  • Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

    Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-10-23 13:04:12 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:35 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:35:44 GMT
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared...
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America.
  • US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

    US general lays out Niger attack details; questions remain

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:34:40 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:35 AM EDT2017-10-24 05:35:42 GMT

    The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush.

    The top U.S. general says the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger and the American people deserve answers about this month's deadly ambush.

Powered by Frankly