As most you living in the USA know, last Saturday and Sunday, more than 120 tornadoes were reported in a two-day outbreak in Oklahoma. One of the twisters (classified EF-3 tornado generating speeds of 136 to 165 mph) caught many unaware in Woodward, a town of 12,000 people, when storm sirens failed to sound after lightning apparently disabled the warning system. In this city the death toll rose today Monday Sept, 16 to a 6th victim. Woodward, OK is the city where Custom Builder Jerry Covington, crew and family work and live. So, Kathleen Covington asked me if I would publish the following message.
“Cyril. Would you post something telling everyone that we (Covingtons Customs) are all good from the tornado that struck our city (Woodward OK.) early Sunday morning? We didn’t have any damage but our community sustained heavy damage (89 homes destroyed) & 6 lives lost. It hit less than 1/4 mile from our home and shop. We are a small city. so it has affected everyone. I know it has been on the national news & people have been calling to check on us but your news website reaches so many I thought it would be the best way to reach our industry to let all know we are all good and appreciate everyone’s thoughts & prayers. Thanks You” Kathleen Covington, Covingtons Customs