Broken Arrow family survives storm


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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 6/05/2013 9:01 am Published: 6/04/2013 10:15 pm


In some spots around Broken Arrow there's more wood on theground than on homes. Thursday's storms uprooted trees, scattered limbs and rearranged houses.
As soon as the tornado passed, Dana Christie emerged from her living room and saw something much worse: a funnel threatening to touch ground again.

"He said let's go out and we'll be able to see better," said Christie.

Just before the storm struck, Christie's husband stepped outside for a closer look.

"My husband had actually gone onto the front porch," said Christie.

Christie said she took shelter on the couch.

"It sounded like jet engines taking off," said Christie.

Meantime, strong winds made it almost impossible for her husband to open the door and get inside.

"I told him he was on his own," said Christie.

A few houses away, neighbor Haley Goosman sat in her bathtub with a helmet on her head.

She was still getting over what had happened to friends in Moore, just days before.

"We had just done a recovery fund for them at work. It felt amazing, and look how close it is to your own neighborhood. Scary thought," said Goosman.

The talk around the neighborhood is not so much about damage anymore.

"There's a rebate program that you can get a couple of thousand off of a storm shelter, and we're going to try and get one," said Goosman.

Recovery will take longer for some. While many homes have just minor damage, others are devastated.

Christie and Goosman escaped without damage, and they walked away with their lives.


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