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Kingston storm hits close to home

Tornado damages properties owned by area residents


The EF-2 tornado that hit the Kingston area and near by resorts was over 90 miles away from Purcell.

But the storm still hit close to home.

Several former and current area residents have lake homes near Lake Texoma and most came out of the March 21 tornado unscathed.

However, some were not so fortunate.

Former Purcell Dragon Head Football Coach Mike Wilson has a storm shelter and crammed  10 people into his small shelter to weather the storm. None of them were injured.

Wilson told The Purcell Register neither his house, nor the home of Scott and DeLinda Henson sustained any damage.

He reported minor damage to the lake house owned by Brian Bacon.

Henson has a striper fishing business at the lake and he told The Register his boat also did not have any damage.

However Wilson said property belonging to former Purcell City Councilman Johnny Chilvers did sustain some damage but was not a total loss.

Wilson said the house belonging to Bill and Carolyn Johnson will likely be a total loss.

Wilson said the lake house belonging to Kyle Guthmueller was not damaged as far as he could tell and he didn’t see any damage to the property owned by Bud Hardcastle.

The former coach and teacher said he saw debris in the yard of the lake house owned by Dave and Allison Northcutt but did not see much damage to the house.

The Register has learned property owned by Kerry Nemecek at Little Glasses sustained roof damage but it was repairable.

The EF-2 tornado killed one person and caused severe damage as it ripped through parts of Kingston and Texomaland.


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