The storm still moving through OKC is like nothing I’ve seen in all my years of being an Oklahoman. My aunt, first cousins, and long time friends were in the direct path of it all. Most have suffered hail damage to their house (it was softball size - unfathomable), or flooding in their house. So far as I know, everyone is alive and okay. I’m still hearing from people slowly. My brother and I are trying to stay in some sort of communication with them to be sure they’re okay.
I’ve been streaming News9 since 7:30pm ET, non-stop (and still am). Some of the worst of it went through parts of Moore, but the worst seemed to go straight through Oklahoma City. The sheer width and breadth of the storm is amazing. I’ve never seen anything like that. It’s not over yet, but people are able to get back to their homes, etc, although driving along certain areas is not advised.
I’m stressed worrying about them, but it pales in comparison to all my fellow Oklahomans there in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area, going through it all.
PS That screen shot was taken by my roommate, at 7pm Central. It looks like it’s 3am.
I was talking on the phone to my aunt tonight about someone she had dated, that was a little wacky. I quoted Maya Angelou, when she said, “the moment someone shows you who they are, believe them”.
My roommate pops up and says “Put a lid on it, Oprah!”