KHKC/Atoka, OK Hit By Tornado
May 10, 2016 at 12:26 PM (PT)
KEYSTONE BROADCASTING CORP. Country KHKC/ATOKA, OK suffered a direct hit from a tornado yesterday (5/9). The cluster's GM, RICKY CHASE, and his daughter were inside the building when the tornado hit, taking with it the front part of the station building and part of the roof. No one was injured during the storm.
"Everybody had to stagger, because it was getting bigger," CHASE told local CBS-TV affiliate KXII-TV. "Then it turned, hail got big ... I had my daughter with me, ducked inside the studio, huddled under a desk. Next thing I know, my truck's about to go over, I see daylight, and hear [a] tornado hit. To show you how strong it was, damage from the roof was found a quarter mile away. It picked part of the roof, which is concrete. I couldn't pick it up, because it's across the highway." Check out the full story here.