May 24 Tornadoes
On May 24, 2011, multiple tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma leaving several dead, many injured and countless amounts of damage in their wake.

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Those Who Died


Miranda Bishard

Bishard would have been a junior this fall at Timberlake High School.
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Austin Hall

Hall was a 2008 graduate of El Reno High School who had been dating Bishard since October.
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Terry Peoples

Peoples was in a pickup along Interstate 40 near the Calumet exit when a massive tornado crossed the highway and sucked him out of his pickup.
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Don and Joan Krug

Don was a farmer and retired in April as a county maintenance worker. Joan was a homemaker and mother of four daughters.
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Sharon Dodd

Dodd was a wife, mother and grandmother.
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Ryan Hamil

Ryan Hamil was thrown from the bathtub inside the home where he was huddled with his family into a nearby pond.
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Cole Hamil

Cole Hamil was in a bathtub with his brother, sister and mother at the family's home in Piedmont when a massive tornado tore the house apart and threw him 50 yards.
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Laron Short

Short was a recent graduate from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
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Billy Leeper

Billy Leeper loved fishing, deer hunting, fixing cars and spending time with his three children and five grandchildren, ages 3 to 14.
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