Oklahoma city residents feel lucky after tornado barely skips over their homes

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OKLAHOMA CITY - On Wednesday night, a destructive tornado tore through Oklahoma City and Moore, leaving behind downed power lines and damage to homes.

David Seymour says most residents living near S.W. 119th St. near Western were lucky. Most residents lost fences and sheet metal, but experienced very little damage to their homes.

He says it's the businesses down the street that took the brunt of the storm.

"Oh, that's terrible down there," Seymour said.

The area was so heavily damaged that crews shut down the intersection while repairing mangled power lines.

Lifelong resident Pat Parish says after living through dozens of tornadoes, the fear is always there.

"It kind of hits home," Parish said.

He says this storm hit a little too close.

"I saw on the news that the Burger King had just gotten hit and I was just like, 'Wow! I was just there," he said.

Traffic in the area is usually congested and businesses are bustling with customers.

Now, there are shattered windows and empty parking lots.

David Seymour checked his home for damage but says the storm mainly missed his home.

"It hadn't done a lot of damage that I can tell, but I'm still finding things, like the hole in the wall.  I heard it come through the fence right here," Seymour said.

As  fierce as the storm sounded, he says he can't believe how little damage he's seeing.

"It kind of skipped through here a little bit I guess and caught the corner down there pretty hard," Seymour said.

"You know, like they say, you never know where they're gonna come down. You just never know, you could be lucky all your life and your house never hit, and then tomorrow, one could come through here and hit you direct," Parish said.

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