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'It's Gone. It's All Gone.' Residents Shaken By Twister's Fury

Clytie Bunyan Published: May 4, 1999

"I have a son in Kansas City that I should call and a brother in Okarche. And I should call my sister. But I just want to sit here," she said.

The hardest thing about her loss is not actually losing the house, but losing the memorabilia from her deceased husband and other family treasures.

Meanwhile, Graceway Baptist, at 1100 SW 104 , also became a haven for Moore and far south Oklahoma City residents who could not go home.

Janet Lambert's father, Lee Cermak, urged her to come to his Surrey Hills home before the tornado struck. She did.

But around 10:30 p.m., she was "beside herself with worry" about her Eastlake Estates home at SW 134 and Western. "The cops told me I can't get through. I don't even know if I have a home," she said.

Many people still at the church late Monday were similarly unable to reach their homes, because their neighborhoods were blocked off.

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