Photos: Widespread Tornado Damage In Barnsdall

Oklahoma Town Of Barnsdall Hit By Deadly Tornado

Zack Crowder views his home after it was struck by a tornado on May 07, 2024 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma.Photo: Brandon Bell / Getty Images News / Getty Images

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt got a first hand look at the devastation left behind in Osage County by what is being called a "low-end" EF4 tornado on Monday night.

While touring Barnsdall, Governor Stitt said, "when you see this type of damage it is just heartbreaking. You don't know how anybody could have survived."

"As a lifelong Oklahoman, sometimes when you don't experience this or see it, you don't have an appreciation for how bad this can be," said Stitt."

During Stitt's visit, Barnsdall Mayor Johnny Kelley had a message for his town, "we are hear for you, and anything that you need and anything that we need to do to help you, we will do everything in our power to help you and to make sure our citizens are taken care of."

One person died in the storm and another man is still missing. Mayor Kelley says as many as 40 homes were destroyed and a nursing home and refinery were damaged.

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