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Local woman survives deadly tornado

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A Toledo family who moved to Moore less than a year ago only had minutes to take cover.

"Its devastation buildings are ripped down families lost their homes houses are flattened."

It's been a difficult 24 hours in Oklahoma after a massive tornado ripped through neighborhoods. Kristina Legree is a graduate of Bowsher high school. She moved to Moore Oklahoma almost a year ago. The 21 year old says she made it home minutes before the twister touched down a mile from her home.

"I was kind of freaking out and I just wanted to speed and get home," said Kristina Legree.

People in Moore took shelter wherever they could. Legree, her father, sister , three dogs, a neighbor and the neighbors pet crawled into her family's storm shelter. These are pictures of the small space.

"Our storm shelter is in our garage and its underground there's a door that slides open and you crawl in. It fits about 6 people," said Legree.

They had to move fast. 

"It was happening so fast I didn't know what was really going on but I heard hail hit the garage doors," said Legree.

They were prepared for the severe weather.

"It was nerve wracking. We have water we perishable food cans like peaches mandarin oranges. We have our go bags that have our personal information in it along with checks and paperwork and extra pair of clothes shoes," said Legree.

The destruction from the tornado is spread over a vast area.

Legree's family was lucky their home is still standing. She says her family plans to meet with red cross workers to volunteer as other families begin the daunting task of rebuilding their lives

"I just feel really bad that people don't have homes and I wish I could do something and this is the way I can," said Legree.

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