Local man in Oklahoma during deadly tornadoes

Twin tornadoes rip through Oklahoma on Friday, May 31, 2013.

June 2, 2013 6:30:16 AM PDT
A Raleigh man is in Oklahoma City for work and is sharing his survival story after the latest round of tornadoes ripped through the state.

Brendan Nieto said most of the weather Friday was beautiful and then dark clouds came rolling in and he rushed to take cover.

"I've never had to go through a tornado. Things turned bad really, really quick," Nieto said.

Nieto shot cell phone video just as the violent twister spiraled toward the state's capital and sirens can be heard warning people of the impending severe weather.  

Nieto is working in twister valley covering a softball tournament. He was inside the American Softball Association Hall of Fame Stadium with about 100 other people, and then they all were forced to take cover in the basement.

"It was a little crazy. We were supposed to get a direct hit form the tornado and I guess at the last minute it woppled," Nieto said.

The twister narrowly missed the stadium. Nieto returned to work Saturday to take in the damage. Some of the people he is working with saw damage at their homes and others are from Moore, the town hit by a tornado less than two weeks ago.

"They just lost everything and you know one of our engineers, last night he was like yeah I think my house got hit again. But he came in this morning and said 'nah it was ok.'  so he was very fortunate," Nieto said.

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