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87-year-old recounts surviving two devastating Woodward tornadoes

Woman survived April 15 storm and deadly 1947 tornado

BY KATIE FRETLAND Published: April 21, 2012
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WOODWARD — Before Wilma Nelson went to bed last Saturday, she had everything ready in case of a bad storm.

Arranged in a walk-in closet in her home of 47 years was a chest filled with nonperishable food, bottled water, Kleenex, toilet paper, scissors, pliers, a can opener, a whistle, three flashlights and extra batteries. Her cellphone and glasses were on a bedside table, and Sugar, a beige-spotted cocker spaniel, was nearby.

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