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
Advertisement
;
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.

The tough, tiny...

Oklahoman subscribers have access to this article. Unlock it below.

What is this? Learn more.

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    What Dan Gilbert said to LeBron James to get him to return to Cleveland
  2. 2
    Female Yahoo Exec Sued By a Female Employee for Sexual Harassment
  3. 3
    A company wants you to experiment on Facebook — by quitting
  4. 4
    LeBron's face vandalized on Miami mural that took 2+ years to create
  5. 5
    Somewhere In Brooklyn Right Now, There Is A Pregnant Tarantula On The Loose
+ show more