Worried locals breathe sigh of relief after tornado spares friends, family
The devastating Oklahoma City tornado hit home for Gina Fanning of Summerville, who was concerned Monday night about her friends Justin and Shanna Aranda of Moore, Okla.
“We were very worried about them, especially with her being six months pregnant,” Fanning said.
Then came a text from Justin.
“He wrote they’re OK. They don’t know about the house. The family is safe and sound,” Fanning said.
At least 51 people were killed by the storm. The Arandas lived about a mile from the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where the storm tore off the roof, knocked down walls and turned the playground into a mass of twisted plastic and metal.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of Oklahoma City. Block after block of the community lay in ruins, with heaps of debris piled up where homes used to be, the AP reported.
The Arandas moved from Summerville to Moore two years ago.
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