Michael said his 5-year-old daughter, Makhila, was pretty scared, but his 4-year-old son, Lebron, was showing a little more curiosity of the storm at first.
Shawn Wilson said he was in the shower when the tornado hit.
“Everything came down on top of me. Rubble was just on top of me. I was yelling for my mom and my handicapped little brother. He was right next to her. Once I pulled myself out, I found them in lying in the middle of the kitchen. My mom was holding onto my brother’s hand,” Wilson said.
“Boo” Thompson went to a shelter next door.
“You could feel it above you. It was crazy. Our dog is gone. She is somewhere. She is dead. We didn’t even think it was going to go near us, so we were outside watching it,” he said. “We dug an old lady out of my neighborhood. She was under all that stuff with a bike helmet on. She had pillows all over her.”
William Wilson said his mother, Maria Young, suffered a broken leg.
“Little brother doesn’t know. He’s disabled. We are going to try and get them to the hospital. This is me and my mom’s house. We are lucky to be alive,” William Wilson said.
Others walking through the area said whenever they went to check on children at Plaza Towers Elementary School, they talked to three sets of parents who lost their homes to the tornado, Moore resident Ron Seals said.
“They said the gym wall fell down on some kids,” Seals said.
One of the children almost seemed to have broken her back, but she could still wiggle her toes. One boy who had a broken leg had his bone sticking through the skin, Seals said.