Tornado Can't Stop Afton Residents From Heading To Prom


Saturday, April 4th 2015, 1:25 pm
By: News On 6


Oklahoma residents are nothing if not resilient. Some tornado survivors near Afton didn't let an EF-1 tornado stop them from going to prom.

Daley Wheatley rode out the storm in her home near Afton. Her date - NSU freshman Brady Brandt - and friends Rachel Ritchie and Rowdy Rice took some prom pics in front of the Wheatley's shop the next night.

The shop suffered damage in the storm, but no one was injured. So the group posed in their prom best, using their storm-tossed property as a backdrop.

People in Delaware and Ottawa counties scrambled to find shelter, and thankfully, no one was injured.

4/3/2015 Related Story: National Weather Service Confirms Tornado In Ottawa County

Daley's brother Dillon ran from the shop when he heard the tornado coming. The family found pieces of their livestock trailer thrown in another field.

The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado that caused damage in Green Country Thursday night was an EF-1. It shredded barns and trees near Afton. 

The storm path started about two miles southwest of Afton and got stronger as it moved, eventually forming a tornado.