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Deadly Tornado Strikes Woodward

by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings and Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:56 am •  Published: April 15, 2012
Carole Beckett reacts as she sorts through belongings at her home after a tornado moved through Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Carole Beckett reacts as she sorts through belongings at her home after a tornado moved through Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 

Early this morning, Sunday, April 15, a tornado moved through Woodward, Okla., killing 5 people. Here are some of our staff photos from the aftermath.

For more visual reporting from Woodward, view our full gallery of photos and this video.

 

Irma Sanchez is over come with emotion as she and her husband, Israel, try to salvage items from her brother's mobile home at the Hideaway mobile home park, Sunday, April, 15, 2012, in Woodward, Okla. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
Irma Sanchez is over come with emotion as she and her husband, Israel, try to salvage items from her brother's mobile home at the Hideaway mobile home park, Sunday, April, 15, 2012, in Woodward, Okla. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
People stand by the remains of a business after a tornado struck Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry
People stand by the remains of a business after a tornado struck Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry
A car tag is covered in debris in Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. A tornado that killed five people struck Woodward, Okla., shortly after midnight on Sunday, April15, 2012.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A car tag is covered in debris in Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. A tornado that killed five people struck Woodward, Okla., shortly after midnight on Sunday, April15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A debris from a destroyed mobile home is pictured at the Hideaway mobile home park, Sunday, April, 15, 2012. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
A debris from a destroyed mobile home is pictured at the Hideaway mobile home park, Sunday, April, 15, 2012. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
Irma Sanchez and Nancy Rodriguez react after finding the family bible at their brother's mobile home at the Hideaway mobile home park, Sunday, April, 15, 2012, in Woodward, Okla.  A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
Irma Sanchez and Nancy Rodriguez react after finding the family bible at their brother's mobile home at the Hideaway mobile home park, Sunday, April, 15, 2012, in Woodward, Okla. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
Ashley Hort carries her late grandfather's flag out after a tornado struck Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry
Ashley Hort carries her late grandfather's flag out after a tornado struck Woodward, Okla., Sunday, April 15, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry
A for sale sign sits in front of the a severely damaged home, Sunday, April 15, 2011. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.
A for sale sign sits in front of the a severely damaged home, Sunday, April 15, 2011. A tornado struck Woodward early Sunday morning. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.

 

For more photos from Woodward, click here for our entire gallery.

-Nate Billings

by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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