Oklahoma was battered by 120 tornados on April 15, costing two young sisters their lives — it’s the second time in history authorities issued a 24-hour high-risk warning!
Kelly Hobbie and Faith Hobbie lost their lives along with their father, Frank Hobbie, when a violent twister struck their home in Woodward, Oklahoma on April 15.
Seven-year-old Kelly and five-year-old Faith both sustained severe injuries and were then airlifted to a hospital, but later died, The Daily Mail reports.
“They were grandma and grandpa’s girls and it’s just going to be hard without them and their daddy, he was a good daddy,” the girl’s grandmother Shelly Hobbie tells a local news channel.
The death toll has reached six, CBS News reports, since the deadly tornado hit Woodward at 12:18 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service reportedly received 122 tornado reports in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
The deadly storm ripped through houses, a hospital, a jail, an Air Force base and other surrounding buildings, officials say.
The young girls and their father’s town of Woodward suffered the worst from the tornadoes.
An earlier, smaller tornado cut electricity, which caused sirens to not go off during the larger, more severe storms.
“We had a little tornado earlier … and they blew all the sirens. When this one came in, our sirens weren’t working. We didn’t have a very good storm alert,” says Woodward Mayor Roscoe Hill.
Tragically, the storm destroyed 87 homes and 13 businesses.
Such a sad story!
HollywoodLifers, Have you ever experienced tragedy with natural disasters?
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