WOODWARD, Okla. — Officials in Woodward have confirmed a sixth death as a result of Sunday’s tornado that tore through the northwestern Oklahoma town just after midnight.
The victim was an adult male who lived in the Hide-A-Way mobile home park.
Officials did not release his name Monday afternoon.
He is the fourth tornado fatality who lived in this neighborhood.
Christal Key lost her home here as well, but considering the deaths of her neighbors, she’s keeping a grateful perspective.
She said a neighbor’s 17-year-old daughter, who was pregnant, went into labor that night.
She was actually buried in debris when the tornado hit the area.
Key said she was rushed to a hospital soon after and eventually gave birth to a seven-pound baby.
“She’s alright,” Key said. “She’s a little beaten and bruised, but I’m just thankful she’s got something precious now.”
Monday, FEMA officials began a damage assessment.
They’re urging residents to hold on to receipts to help them receive federal and state aid.