Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
Take a trip down County Road 234 in Lawrence County, and you'll see that the community of Mount Moriah has been wiped out.
"Sure enough. It was something," said storm survivor William Powell.
Powell has only lived at the home in Lawrence County for two years, but the memories from Wednesday's storms are enough to last a lifetime. He said the storms started rolling through around 3:00 that afternoon, right after he had just returned home.
"All of a sudden, the wind knocked our trailer four feet off the foundation," he remembered.
His neighbor's mobile home was picked up by the storm and it now rests on top of Powell's home.
Powell and his 19-year-old son, also named William, hit the floor when they heard the sound.
"I was just saying 'please keep me alive, please keep me alive.' It was bad. We ran and hid and within 30 seconds, it was over. We came out and started looking. Everything was gone," said Powell's son William.
They went outside to find their neighborhood destroyed, but that wasn't the worst of it.
Upon searching through the piles of rubble along the street, they discovered two neighbors, a father and son, who didn't make it.
While all of this is still very emotional to talk about, the Powells said this community is a strong team, and they will pull together to rebuild. The response from volunteers is helping the community do that quicker- showing up with everything from generators, tarps, and even food.