Okla. tornado survivors tell their stories
MOORE, Okla. (WHDH) -- Out of the tragedy in Oklahoma there are amazing stories of survival.
The killer storm swirled through a small Oklahoma town, its power a scary sight to behold, especially as it destroyed two schools.
A girl named Jessica hid under a table.
“You could feel it coming through. It was terrifying,” said Jessica.
It was even more terrifying for younger children.
“I had to hold onto the walls to keep myself safe because I didn’t want to fly away in the tornado,” said a young girl.
One man saw the giant tornado bearing down on him. He rushed to a school to save his own life, but he ended up saving many others.
“We got the kids out of the gym here and then I heard people screaming over here -- got one guy out right here. He said he had two neighbors over here, went over here and got them out,” said one man.
One young woman rode out the storm in the bathtub with her dog Ginger.
“The twister was just right there, I could hear it and I said ‘Oh no you’re not, you’re not going to get me’ and I just cannot believe that we actually survived this thing,” said a woman.
Some people were lucky enough to have storm shelters, but would they hold?
“It got louder and next thing you know you see the latch coming undone and we couldn’t reach for it and it ripped open the door. We thought we were dead,” said Ricky Stover.