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WATCH: A tornado rips open a storm cellar door


Wilburger County, Texas (KFDX / KJTL) – A spectator on the way to the tornado that tore North Texas on Wednesday night captured a moment you should see.

In search of refuge from the EF3 tornado that passed over Wilburger County near the Texas-Oklahoma border, the basement door was torn off its hinges.

“Uh, we just waited a bit, and the hail started, and then, you know, it just opened,” said an unknown resident.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

The storm, however, caused physical damage and eventually surprised residents the town of Lakettaffected after the twister abruptly withdrew from the projected course around 7pm local time.

Community members were not prepared for the damage they saw Thursday morning.

“I just saw it and I didn’t think anything was worse, but …” Maria Ramirez said.

Most of the city is currently without water and electricity, and city officials said the problems could take some time.

“It’s going to be months,” said Wilburger County Severe Weather Coordinator Corey White.

Despite the fact that the physical damage is great, everyone in Lockett was lucky.

“There were no deaths, a couple injured – one person fell in the basement, breaking his hip,” – said White.

“We all live together, we’re all here together,” Morrison said. “It doesn’t matter who you are, you’re anything, because the tornado didn’t discriminate, for lack of better words, to who it hit.”

Many members of the community said that although it was their first storm, it will be remembered forever.