Contact Us

First Church of the Nazarene’s Gary Young Gives First-Hand Account Of Devastation After Oklahoma City Tornado [AUDIO]

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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.

Be sure and tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac weekdays from 6 AM to 8:30 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.