Meteorologist Brian Gotter shares the heartbreaking stories of the Oklahoma tornado

Dawn Dugle and Jay Sorgi

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Meteorologist Brian Gotter shares the heartbreaking stories of the Oklahoma tornado

By Dawn Dugle and Jay Sorgi. CREATED May 20, 2013 - UPDATED: May 22, 2013

MILWAUKEE - TODAY'S TMJ4 Meteorologist Brian Gotter is headed to Moore, Okla., an area hit hard by Monday's tornado.

See more photos of the devastation in Oklahoma, and the cleanup effort, here

Gotter is no stranger to that area of Oklahoma.  He attended the University of Oklahoma to get his degree in meteorology.

"We moved there in '91, my senior year in high school," said Gotter on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak." 

"My parents live in Tulsa, about three hours from Oklahoma City.  My sister has lived in Oklahoma City for about 20 years as well.  That's her home.  I spend a week or two there every summer.  (It) is my second home.  This one hits a little hard."

The university is in Norman, Oklahoma, ten minutes away from Moore. Gotter covered the devastating 1999 tornado in Moore, and has also been a storm chaser for years.

"You live in the prime target zone of tornadoes.  No place on earth sees more tornadoes than Oklahoma, north Texas, south Kansas...it's incredible."

You can see Brian live from Oklahoma on TODAY'S TMJ4 starting Tuesday.

You can also follow him on Twitter @briangotter, or like his facebook page here.

Read more about Brian Gotter here.