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'The room looked like a bomb hit it': Two killed, dozens injured in tornado that hit El Reno

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EL RENO — Already turned in for the night at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sidonna Jeans said her bed started to bounce as a tornado dropped down on her El Reno mobile home.

“My window is right in front of me, and I watched my friend’s trailer turn over like it was nothing," said Jeans, 60, who lives at the Skyview Estates mobile home park near the intersection of Highway 81 and 66.

Jeans said her trailer was left leaning on its side, forcing her to spend the night at a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post that became a shelter for about 25 people left homeless from Saturday's storm.

A night of severe weather throughout Oklahoma left parts of El Reno in shambles by a tornado the National Weather Service gave an EF3 rating, which indicates wind speeds up to 145 mph.

Two were killed, and at least 16 people were taken to area hospitals, where some were undergoing surgery Sunday morning, said El Reno Mayor Matt White. The medical examiner had not identified the two fatalities as of Sunday evening.

“It’s been a trying time here,” White said.

First responders spent much of Sunday morning searching Skyview Estates and the American Budget Inn motel, which had much of its second floor missing.

“The roof caved in, desk flipped over, the room looked like a bomb hit it,” said Loyd Roberts, who was asleep in the motel when the tornado hit.

“I pulled the Sheetrock off of me and started looking for people. All I saw was people with scrapes and bruises.”

A pile of vehicles and debris littered the motel’s parking lot, while a green dumpster was sticking out of one of the second-floor rooms.

Many survivors were taken to the VFW post where the Red Cross had taken sleeping cots and food.

“We have some Hispanic families that came through here that got displaced by the storm and I’ve been here all-night translating,” said Joel Mendez, a pastor at Heaston Church in El Reno.

White called his community’s response to Saturday’s tornado a “well-oiled machine,” due in part because the rural town of about 17,000 is all too familiar with this kind of tragedy.

“About six years ago, we had the largest tornado on record,” said White, referring to the May 31, 2013, tornado that killed 18 people in El Reno.

With a width of 2.6 miles, the 2013 tornado is the widest ever recorded, according to the National Weather Service.

The 16.2-mile path of that tornado passed over Highway 81 less than one mile from where Saturday’s tornado destroyed a motel, mobile homes and businesses.

“We’ve been through this before,” White said. “Everyone knows what their job is; they know what to do.”

Saturday’s tornado left a visible trail of debris about two miles long and nearly hit another mobile home park about a half mile away.

“I saw all the debris flying and all the transformers popping. I don’t even think a whole minute went by and I just shut the door and said, ‘It’s too late,’” said James Cogburn, who lives at the Fort Reno mobile home park. “I thought we were dead, I thought we were living our last few seconds on earth and I started praying ‘Dear Heavenly Father keep your hand of protection on us and have mercy on us.'”

The storm system continued to move east and caused damage in parts of Oklahoma City, including along NW 23 where windows were broken in some businesses, and power lines blocked some residential streets.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department said it had no reports of injuries early Sunday morning.

Visitors at the Paseo Arts Festival in Oklahoma City also took shelter as the storm moved through the city, leaving some of the festival’s tents overturned.

The storm capped a week of severe weather that led to flooding in many parts of the state, including in the El Reno area, where first responders were performing home rescues on Tuesday.

On Sunday, officials continued to search parts of El Reno, including the use of dogs through the mobile home park.

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<strong>Workers look through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. The deadly tornado leveled a motel and tore through the mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)</strong>

Workers look through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. The deadly tornado leveled a motel and tore through the mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)

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[Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Tornado damage is pictured at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Tornado damage is pictured at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f74fba6ba8df0eb9176a9d556eefd907.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage is pictured at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Tornado damage is pictured at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Tornado damage is pictured at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7503acbfaefa9554f1af260ed39cb014.jpg" alt="Photo - People console each other after a tornado hit a trailer home park and the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="People console each other after a tornado hit a trailer home park and the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People console each other after a tornado hit a trailer home park and the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-762ddd10244dd5ae449fc51938912fa6.jpg" alt="Photo - Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-cb5659546dabd8cffd0b1bac78c5fead.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f478e97891c6c896feb0a5cb2eeb41dd.jpg" alt="Photo - Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f9558c964b4d993d511225d955206ebf.jpg" alt="Photo - Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-40c36fa1a9e31ce2497b63682afa3176.jpg" alt="Photo - Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fd745b207840cc2792fb556074d87813.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b932433239adce455bf4f3960a770717.jpg" alt="Photo - Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Crews work the scene where a tornado hit the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-77119b7db42ec427a219d290e215f85e.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla. on Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-63a6e40b1963513ba68964688859eb74.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-740479ff9331c48cedb4a8f870d33c9f.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e352902826844a2897b8d2156352086d.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2c7b81870534039634fc014adfc6aeb3.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54b924fa5d1f5bf2fc4a7c943222836e.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f69cfcf424419ff4eed95638d5f1980e.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to mobile homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to mobile homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to mobile homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ec6797e46a8a6da4a696dda8713ed02c.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-380c5e593552e0a22bf3262afa5c45cc.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bc47f9d070708b616cbc9eeca45d98ee.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage to mobil homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage to mobil homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage to mobil homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-85d10afe0c4f5adcfd25ce8d1866152d.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d3e5bd08ac7d9d02fc2c3536d08ead40.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1247a090784784897ffce914fce65450.jpg" alt="Photo - People stand outside the Economy Express Inn after a tornado damaged it the previous night in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="People stand outside the Economy Express Inn after a tornado damaged it the previous night in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People stand outside the Economy Express Inn after a tornado damaged it the previous night in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fcb2be1f62385757df2889128be01c87.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign at Trinity Baptist Church is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign at Trinity Baptist Church is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign at Trinity Baptist Church is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c30218b2c30801239fd497e06d8291d0.jpg" alt="Photo - The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-09ac59526edec9c8e11c3fbd2916a1b7.jpg" alt="Photo - The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-35e32d4e39d78ed5ff99154a00ee8fa1.jpg" alt="Photo - Shattered glass from a bus stop lies on the ground at NW 23rd St. and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Shattered glass from a bus stop lies on the ground at NW 23rd St. and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Shattered glass from a bus stop lies on the ground at NW 23rd St. and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f20d7678809634d6e3accfc80045595b.jpg" alt="Photo - A sign at Trinity Baptist Church is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A sign at Trinity Baptist Church is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A sign at Trinity Baptist Church is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-668544a79060451e2fd9d9641c4ad8b5.jpg" alt="Photo - Damage at the former Rainbow music store is pictured at NW 23rd and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Damage at the former Rainbow music store is pictured at NW 23rd and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Damage at the former Rainbow music store is pictured at NW 23rd and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-952e7bc839c3aece53d11f901ef91050.jpg" alt="Photo - Damage to Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs And Burgers, 400 NW 23rd St., is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Damage to Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs And Burgers, 400 NW 23rd St., is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Damage to Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs And Burgers, 400 NW 23rd St., is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-18f717cc199ac1c1143ad5a48028deb9.jpg" alt="Photo - Greg Bellah cleans up tree damage in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Greg Bellah cleans up tree damage in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Greg Bellah cleans up tree damage in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3a6c1902b90a3d39aca36473a8da8470.jpg" alt="Photo - The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Rev. Tobin Jackson clears trees from the parking lot of Trinity Baptist Church after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f88c1c7c5644ef14b7a5f4eabd4f757b.jpg" alt="Photo - Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5ff91bb9184caabcd01ecb1936be83c6.jpg" alt="Photo - Juan Luna looks at the damage in his backyard at his home near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Juan Luna looks at the damage in his backyard at his home near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Juan Luna looks at the damage in his backyard at his home near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-77b807a038fe587b099359cd482cd4b4.jpg" alt="Photo - Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4faece547c0544f1f4df87627050dd57.jpg" alt="Photo - A house near 21st and McKinley is surrounded by trees after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A house near 21st and McKinley is surrounded by trees after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A house near 21st and McKinley is surrounded by trees after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fa98ec604191c7b89c171a8780c8a7b5.jpg" alt="Photo - An OG and E truck drives in a neighborhood near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="An OG and E truck drives in a neighborhood near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>An OG and E truck drives in a neighborhood near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c181f056a4a1834f66612e24901431ff.jpg" alt="Photo - Damage to Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs And Burgers, 400 NW 23rd St., is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Damage to Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs And Burgers, 400 NW 23rd St., is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Damage to Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs And Burgers, 400 NW 23rd St., is pictured after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a996d59042978c9f911e557798910482.jpg" alt="Photo - Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tree damage is pictured in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b44f726909dbdeb193984f74cf4ff82c.jpg" alt="Photo - Juan Luna's backyard is pictured near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Juan Luna's backyard is pictured near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Juan Luna's backyard is pictured near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f6d414858ef425bacb811c9317f5aadd.jpg" alt="Photo - Juan Luna walks away from his backyard at his home near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Juan Luna walks away from his backyard at his home near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Juan Luna walks away from his backyard at his home near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f642f47203dba741df46c91fc1d7dd40.jpg" alt="Photo - Tree damage is pictured near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Tree damage is pictured near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tree damage is pictured near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca71caa6a3016cf14b8820d05647e86d.jpg" alt="Photo - Greg Bellah cleans up tree damage in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Greg Bellah cleans up tree damage in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Greg Bellah cleans up tree damage in the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3d797622675439718a5bf55b64f7e76a.jpg" alt="Photo - Juan Luna's looks at tree damage near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Juan Luna's looks at tree damage near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Juan Luna's looks at tree damage near 21st and McKinley after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Luna said the sirens sounded and it instantly became windy. He stood next to an interior wall with his 12 year old daughter. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c985744f4061ff03ce51eabda6b288bb.jpg" alt="Photo - Heath Wright helps clear tree damage from the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Wright lives in a nearby neighborhood and volunteered to help the church.[Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Heath Wright helps clear tree damage from the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Wright lives in a nearby neighborhood and volunteered to help the church.[Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Heath Wright helps clear tree damage from the Trinity Baptist Church parking lot after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Wright lives in a nearby neighborhood and volunteered to help the church.[Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-421f3918aa24cb5bfc4f826643e1e197.jpg" alt="Photo - Damage at the former Rainbow music store is pictured at NW 23rd and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Damage at the former Rainbow music store is pictured at NW 23rd and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Damage at the former Rainbow music store is pictured at NW 23rd and Classen after an apparent tornado moved through the area in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-85d10afe0c4f5adcfd25ce8d1866152d.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e352902826844a2897b8d2156352086d.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d3e5bd08ac7d9d02fc2c3536d08ead40.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bc47f9d070708b616cbc9eeca45d98ee.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage to mobil homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage to mobil homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage to mobil homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-380c5e593552e0a22bf3262afa5c45cc.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ec6797e46a8a6da4a696dda8713ed02c.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f69cfcf424419ff4eed95638d5f1980e.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to mobile homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to mobile homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to mobile homes near the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54b924fa5d1f5bf2fc4a7c943222836e.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2c7b81870534039634fc014adfc6aeb3.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-740479ff9331c48cedb4a8f870d33c9f.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to the American Budget Value Inn is seen in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-63a6e40b1963513ba68964688859eb74.jpg" alt="Photo - Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Workers looks through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1247a090784784897ffce914fce65450.jpg" alt="Photo - People stand outside the Economy Express Inn after a tornado damaged it the previous night in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="People stand outside the Economy Express Inn after a tornado damaged it the previous night in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People stand outside the Economy Express Inn after a tornado damaged it the previous night in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-16c9f0c5848a52609a4df0e0980cf8d7.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage along Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage along Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage along Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a800ea428ba0a154282b362a3550bad5.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to a car dealership along State Highway 81 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to a car dealership along State Highway 81 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to a car dealership along State Highway 81 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ccbc3472c46106fade0db1f46f288fd.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to a home along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to a home along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to a home along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fe7035ca16b43b2a8d4e8ad2e79e84a5.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0b0cbacc7026335ab5c5d5b6658f4cab.jpg" alt="Photo - Tornado damage to a home along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Tornado damage to a home along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Tornado damage to a home along State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure>
Robert Medley

Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma... Read more ›

Ben Felder

Ben Felder is an investigative reporter for The Oklahoman. A native of Kansas City, Ben has lived in Oklahoma City since 2010 and covered politics, education and local government for the Oklahoma Gazette before joining The Oklahoman in 2016.... Read more ›

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