Oklahoma tornadoes: Tractor-trailers thrown about on Interstate 40

At least three tractor-trailers and four other vehicles were thrown about the area.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: May 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm •  Published: May 20, 2013

About 200 yards from the overturned rigs and wreckage, Wesley Little stood outside his destroyed home, drinking a cold beer, keeping an eye out for looters.

Eight people and four dogs sought shelter in Little's basement. They listened below as the tornado destroyed the home that Little and his family had lived in for about 25 years.

“We got down just about the time it got to I-40,” Little said. “After that, everything broke loose.”

Little's mother Emma McAdams lived in a manufactured home behind her son's house. On Sunday, the home sat upside down among splintered trees.

“I told them while we were down there, ‘We are going to lose everything we have, but as long as we have our lives, that's all that matters.'”

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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