“This really is tornado alley,” Family can’t reach storm shelter in time as tornado hits Moore neighborhood

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MOORE, Okla. - When you spend thousands of dollars for a storm shelter, you hope you never have to use it.

Recently, many families in Moore have been saved because of those shelters.

However, one family says their shelter didn't do them any good on Wednesday night.

"It's weird the way it jumped from over there to over here and just kept jumping over houses," said Ian Rottler.

Rottler and his family are fortunate enough to have a storm shelter. When they heard the noise and saw the storm headed their way, they knew they needed to get to their safe spot.

"I went to the back door and tried to open up the back door because we have a tornado shelter out there. And then the roofs from the houses next to us were flying by, pretty much landed on our shelter," Rottler said.

The family lost their carport and a trampoline, which was shredded by the storm.

"I said to her just last night, I said, 'We're moving. We're moving. I don't think we really are but it's still a thought, like, 'Oh my gosh, what the heck? This really is tornado alley," he said.

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