Stories of hope after Oklahoma tornado
Brian Gotter and Jay Sorgi
Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MOORE, Okla. - In the midst of the tragedy caused by one of the most destructive tornadoes in recorded history, the people of Moore, Oklahoma are revealing hope and resiliency.
"We're going to be OK," said a woman with confidence and strength in her voice to TODAY'S TMJ4's Brian Gotter, who returned to his once-home state to show Wisconsin firsthand the experience of tornado survivors.
"You know why? Because Oklahomans are great people. We're going to be just fine. We're going through a little bump in the road, but we're going to be OK. It's going to be fine."
Another woman revealed to Brian her tears of relief and happiness after initially not knowing whether her son was dead or alive following the tornado.
"Pure joy. It was one of the greatest moments of my life. I knew he was OK because his teacher had texted me that he was OK, but I couldn't find him," she told Brian.
A young woman offered similar relief and joy.
"My family is alive. We're all here. We found our lost family."
Perhaps Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis gave Brian the best description of the people of his town:
"They are probably the toughest people in the country."