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Edmond residents cleaning up tornado damage

EDMOND, Okla. – Residents in southeast Edmond are cleaning up damage caused by a tornado that rolled through several neighborhoods Sunday evening near Bryant Ave. between 15th St. and 33rd St.

The twister damaged several homes and uprooted dozens of trees.

“It was seven, eight, nine seconds of the most intense white light and wind blowing like nothing I’d ever seen in my life,” Chris Brennan said.

In the Thornbrooke Village edition a brick wall bordering Bryan Ave. was flattened.

Several residents said they could feel the air pressure change and their ears popping.

“I was afraid we were going to come out and half of our house was going to be gone,” Leslie Zacker said. “We heard that ‘boom’ when the front door blew open.”

Shannon Cross and her family took shelter in their closet.

“We were just hunkering down with an Iron Man helmet on the kids and the baseball helmets on and the winds started whipping up and the house started shaking and our ears popped,” she said. “The next thing I knew, our neighbors burst in the door and said ‘Are you guys OK?'”

The Red Cross brought supplies to help residents in the area without power.