Two years later, Madill still recovering from tornado
MADILL, Okla. (KTEN) — Two years ago — on Friday, April 22, 2020 — a deadly tornado swept across Texoma, leaving two people dead, and one hospitalized in Madill.
The tornado was designated by the National Weather Service as an EF-2 with winds up to 135 miles per hour.
The twister damaged dozens of homes and businesses. Oklahoma Steel and Wire and Holy Cross Catholic Church were among the hardest hit.
The church's roof, front doors, stained glass windows and pews were destroyed; no one was injured.
"Material things are very important, and people lose everything, but the most important is life," said Father Oby Zunmas. "Life is irreplaceable, so when we have life or no physical injuries, I think we should thank God."
Zunmas said it cost $1 million to repair his church, but the bill was fully covered by insurance.
And even after two years later, the city of Madill is still cleaning up the debris from that powerful storm.