Coming home from an AIHA (American Industrial Hygienist Association) conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, we were just 15 minutes south of this tornado, as the crow flies. Believe me, the crows were flying awfully fast that day.
We were stuck on the Roosevelt bridge in a 15-person van, waiting for a cherry-picker vehicle to move. It had been repairing the bridge on which we were traveling that a semi had damaged.
We made it home fine, but the K-12 school in Tushka, OK that I had previously worked at as the Network Administrator’s Assistant was flattened. Sadly, 2 people died in that town as a result of the tornado. Nationwide the tornado went on to kill another 21 people in places as far away as Arkansas, Virginia and North Carolina. Here is a picture of the tornado.