First Church of the Nazarene’s Gary Young Gives First-Hand Account Of Devastation After Oklahoma City Tornado [AUDIO]
On Wednesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Gary Young from First Church of the Nazarene talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest coming out of Oklahoma after deadly tornadoes ravaged the area.
It's been two weeks since a large tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people and causing massive amounts of damage. Young and several volunteers from FCN, along with several other churches, had planned to head out to Moore and see how they could help in the clean-up efforts. But, after another massive tornado hit just west of Oklahoma City last Friday night, the team was re-routed to the town of El Reno.
The tornado, which registered as an EF-5 according to the National Weather Service, killed 18 people and injured over 100 more. The El Reno tornado is also the widest tornado on record to ever hit the U.S, spanning a distance of 2.6 miles.
Young said that the entire area of El Reno had been leveled, and there are still many people unaccounted for But he added that many people from all over the nation, some even as far away as Chicago, are doing their best to help.
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