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Woman Records Moment Tulsa Tornado Debris Crashes Into Restaurant, Knocking Her Unconscious

8 Aug 2017, 10:37 am

A woman captured the moment right as a tornado hit a Tulsa restaurant where her and her 10-year-old son were eating on August 6.

In a Facebook post, Celia Daniel said she suffered significant injuries and her son suffered a fractured leg and required stitches. She stated that he had broken her neck and lost “a lot of blood”.

Several other people were injured when the tornado hit TGI Friday’s and several other businesses in midtown Tulsa.

In a later post, Daniel showed the extent of her injuries, including large cuts to her arms and legs.

Daniel told local media that she and her son were getting ready to leave the restaurant when the weather worsened.

She said the audio from the video she recorded captured the moment that debris hit the restaurant and knocked her unconscious.

Here is the video that I had on my phone you can hear some of of it I was recording the store not the tornado

Posted by Celia Ann Daniel on Sunday, August 6, 2017

After a damage survey was conducted by the National Weather Service, the tornado was said to be an EF-2, packing winds of 111 – 135 mph.

The tornado came at a particularly rare time of year for such events in northeast Oklahoma. According to Tulsa meteorologist Michael Seger, the Tulsa tornado was the first confirmed August touchdown in Tulsa County since 1958.

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