Storm Damage in Dickson

By: Amanda Brown Email
By: Amanda Brown Email

DICKSON,OK--Several Dickson residents have said it was not strong winds that caused structural damage early Tuesday morning. They are convinced it was a tornado. Mellissa Kerr was getting her two daughters ready for school just after 7 Tuesday morning when the storm passed through their area.

"Our furniture started shaking the walls started shaking and we heard glass breaking. That's when we realized it was more than just wind and I grabbed them and threw them to the floor and covered them up in the hallway" said Kerr.

Kerr said the storm tore the roof off of her house, destroyed a mobile home in her backyard, and scattered her family's belongings more than a mile down the road.
Kerr said Carter County Emergency Management officials told her the damage was caused by straight line winds clocked at about 80 miles per hour but she believes her house was hit by a tornado.

Kerr said If she hadn't been running late she and her kids would have been outside when the bad weather hit. Ken Evans was working in a trailer Tuesday morning in Dickinson with two others when the walls started caving in that is when they knew they had to get out.

Evans said the trailer was lifted over 12 feet in the air and had to jump to get out. When he jumped he twisted his knee and was taken to mercy hospital and released with minor injuries. He was also told by Emergency management that it was strong winds that did the damage but he also thinks a tornado visited Dickson.

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