“All I could see was that trailer start to lift,” Possible tornado leaves behind damage in Pottawatomie County

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – The battle against severe storms continued into Tuesday morning for Oklahomans in the metro area.

Around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, a Tornado Warning was issued for Cleveland County and quickly expired.

However, the storm in the area continued moving east/northeast, prompting several other Tornado Warnings including one in Pottawatomie County.

There have been reports of damage to trees and some homes, just east/southeast of McLoud, near Dale. The damage included turned over trailers, uprooted trees and even boards stuck in the side of houses.

All of that and Jennifer Gibson, who lost her trailer in the storm, said there were no major injuries.

“It’s by the grace of God that we got out,” Gibson said. “My mom is good. If we wouldn’t have gotten out when we did, we would have been in this and there’s no telling. We wouldn’t be here to talk about this, that’s for sure.”

That’s more than incredible considering Gibson’s mom was trapped inside her car when the possible tornado hit.

“I was going to put it under the carport. I didn’t even get turned when something blew the back glass out. By that time, things were swimming around me and I couldn’t see anything,” Sherrie Dykes told News 4. “All I could see was that trailer start to lift, so I just turned the wheels real tight so it would at least hit the back and not the windshield. I told my husband it was too late.”

It wasn’t too late. Dykes made it out of the car and to safety with the rest of her family.

“Everybody is safe and alive, and everything is well,” Dykes said. “The rest can be replaced, I mean it’s just stuff.”

The National Weather Service will determine if a tornado touched down in the area.

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