Tornado in Lone Grove

Tornados struck my native Oklahoma last night, killing 15 people in Lone Grove, a little town of some 4000 people near Ardmore.

My brother lives in Lone Grove!

We couldn’t get ahold of him, making for a time of panic. But he called my parents with the news that he and my sister-in-law survived. They were both at work in Ardmore when the tornado hit. My brother called a neighbor who said that their house appeared to be standing. No one is being allowed in for now, what with the downed power lines, wreckage, and chaos.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://paknewz.com Amanda

    Oh I’m so happy that your brother along with his family survived. Best wishes for you and your family.

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/ Ryan Biddulph

    God Bless all of you. Glad to hear that everybody is well. I saw some of those images on the TV and they were amazing. As a meteorology major I’ve seen many classic looking tornadoes and this one fit the bill, very powerful and well-formed.

    Ryan

  • Efrem

    I stayed in a house in Dickson many summers ago. Ardmore is a nice town as well as Lone Grove and my prayers go to the families who lost loved ones there.


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