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"It's in the Bank"

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago November 04, 2013 Nov 4, 2013 Monday, November 04 2013 November 04, 2013 7:15 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

When an EF-5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma last May, tornado sirens prompted employees of a local credit union to seek shelter inside their bank vault. The vault door could not be completely closed due to a timing feature and a group of people held onto the door to prevent it from blowing open. ABC News reported that occupants of the vault heard the tornado roar directly over them including the swirling sounds of objects. Debris bombarded the vault's exterior and came through the cracks in the door, impairing breathing as dust filled the structure. As quickly as the tornado arrived the event ended as occupants exited - only to notice that the entire bank was leveled except for the vault that saved them. The tornado had peak winds at 210 mph.

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