Tornado destroyed Moore strip center

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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 5/21/2013 6:16 pm Published: 5/21/2013 5:54 pm

The damage to one Moore strip mall is incredible.

FOX23's Ian Silver spoke to the owner of one liquor store who said his store his a heap of rubble.

Michael Marand, another store owner, told FOX23 he originally planned to ride the storm out inside his store, but decided to go to a nearby Target store at the last minute.

Marand said he waited out the tornado in a freezer with dozens of other people. When it passed, he said, there was too much debris in the road to drive back, so he headed back on foot.

"I sprinted on foot to come check it out, not knowing what to expect. And, obviously, this is what I come to, so total devastation," said Marland.

Unfortunately, Marand did not have all of his products insured, so he has literally lost everything.

"Uh…where do I go from here?" He wondered.

But Marand told FOX23 he's not feeling sorry for himself, because others have lost a lot more.

The property owners said there were no serious injuries at the center, but there is still a man unaccounted for who was in one of the stores.

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