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NOBLE COUNTY, Okla. - George Zinck and his wife saw the tornado over the horizon and knew they had to leave.

When they returned an hour later, it was clear Mother Nature spared no mercy.

"All my beautiful trees are gone," Zinck said.

The violent tornado clipped several homes, downs dozens of power lines and literally peeled bark from trees.

Within an hour, Noble County crews were assessing the damage and clearing tornado debris.

"By the grace of God, there were no injuries or deaths up here," said Noble County Commissioner Lance West. "We will recover."