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Va. couple visiting friends in Oklahoma discusses tornado experience with FOX 5

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Jennifer Dibble is still in disbelief that she is home safe and sound in Virginia after her experience in Oklahoma.

Her family touched down at Reagan National Airport Tuesday night. They had been visiting friends in the city of Moore, Okla.

Dibble was alone at their home with her kids for the day when her friend's husband called and told her a massive tornado was approaching. She took her two babies into a closet. At the same time, her friend decided to take the chance and drive to the danger zone to try and get them out of the twister's path.

"I was hunkered down in the closet scared to death and he called me back and said, ‘I'm coming back to get you because I see the tornado and I can't leave you there, and so he came back and got us and we just drove,” Dibble says. “We kept driving away from the tornado. We stayed away for about two hours, then we came back to see if there was still a house."

Her husband, Larry, was visiting relatives further north in Oklahoma City. He describes a chaotic few hours trying to track down his wife and kids.

"I went around the city for four or five hours trying to find a way into where they are,” says Larry Dibble. “Finally met up with a local man. He got me through a back way. The guy I met, his house was demolished.”

Their friend's home was spared, but the neighborhood was hit hard.

"To be a part of something like this and to be able to leave and be OK is one thing,” says Jennifer. “But for those families and parents left still searching and with no homes, I don't even know."


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