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On here because you can bet people right now in El Reno Oklahoma not -- about their portfolios.
They're pitching themselves to say my guys we're alive we're okay that's we'll find Mike Tobin -- -- Then he'll get a quick -- tour of the aftermath of the -- some of the destruction that we're seeing.
This is one of those big rooftop air conditioning units to catch is it's supposed to be on a rooftop that came from somewhere up there.
The force of the storm brought it down in this direction as we walk around.
You see things like this this is one of those metal studs it's actually -- it's sort of construction material it doesn't take much to -- this -- it does take a lot.
To get it out of the wall.
And as we take a look around here across a parking lot of -- camera shot.
I can show you -- -- truck that was overturned by the force of the storm laying upside down in the parking lot right now.
And that looking across a parking lot another truck.
That was flipped over by the force of the storm and -- take us show you one more example of the force of the storm all of the trees.
-- have been denuded the foliage has been stripped off all these trees.
But what you can see here is that there's still bark on the -- that is consistent with what we heard from the meteorologist that this was a very powerful tornado.
But it wasn't INF Ford F five because -- -- Ford F five that'll strip all of the bark off the trees and it won't leave them standing anymore.
So I think is pretty consistent what we've heard the fact that it was -- -- a powerful tornado was a deadly tornado.
Not the maximum strength tornadoes that we saw just a a couple of weeks ago.
And also very consistent with the fact that the -- storms had a tremendous amount of water because as we've been around here.
In this particular area.
Especially we've -- rivers up over their banks a lot of standing water on the roadways -- And a lot of standing water had yet receded from the look at storm right so you.
Compounds everything right.
Exactly the idea -- the ground itself was saturated -- put more water Ronnie put a tremendous amount of water as it just did.
That's when you start talking about your flash flood conditions.
I got would you talk to people out there and and -- who did do this against some of them multiple times not to this severity of course.
What is their mood I mean there's other amazingly perseverance votes -- -- The you know I found for the people out here is -- particularly in this immediate area they're very glad that they went through their tornado drills he had a lot of people fourteen people in this building -- -- -- -- taking night classes and had some of the maintenance staff.
But they've been through their tornado drills they -- way to go they knew what to do they all came out of this thing alive a lot of structural damage.
But in the big picture when you've got so many people in the area now we're talking about nine people -- -- that better debt that's terribly sad.
But you compare that came -- of people who survived it's pretty remarkable.
It is indeed as is -- your reporting my friend thank you very much Mike Tobin he'll be keeping us up today and everything it's going on there.
And the -- in the flooding from there throughout the rest of the day throughout the rest of the weekend.
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