Moore residents describe surviving tornado

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MOORE, Oklahoma — Moore, Oklahoma residents are beginning the massive cleanup after Monday’s EF-5 tornado caused $2 billion dollars in damage.

Neighbors today are helping neighbors and friends are helping friends. Many helped each other during the tornado.

“You could just feel the rattle when it hit something,” said Travis Fanning, tornado survivor.

Fanning and a dozen others packed into his storm shelter. Travis held the door shut as the tornado tried to rip it open.

“It seemed like it lasted forever, but it was probably for about 10 or 15 seconds.”

Everybody survived.

It included his daughter who he picked up from the Plaza School where several died.

“We got here about 12 to 15 minutes before it [tornado] got here.”

Travis gets emotional talking about it now. He and is wife say it was instinct that they went to pick up their daughter.

“Undescribable. Just not knowing what was going on. Grateful knowing that all our children are safe,” said Nicole Fanning, tornado survivor.

President Obama will be in Moore Sunday to visit with the survivors.

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