BARNSDALL, Okla, (KAKE) - Billy Moles has lived in this Osage County town of 1,000 for nearly all of his life.

"Thirty years here," Moles said on Tuesday, leaning on his truck outside of what was left of his home of 30 years.

Monday night's tornado, with a preliminary classification from the National Weather Service from Tulsa as an EF-4, killed at least one person in Barnsdall. One person, Kenneth Wayne Hogue, was still missing Tuesday.

 
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Moles rode out the tornado and then came back, in the dark, about an hour after the sun went down.

"You walk out of here with the clothes you're wearing, the money in your pocket," said Moles. "But you don't have your medicine, your tax papers, your titles, your passports. All of that is gone."

A red, Barnsdall letter jacket, with dust on the sleeves was on top of the pile of rubble.

"The rest of my house is over there," said Moles, pointing across his street. "The rest is across the street, in two pieces."  

The damage from the Barnsdall tornado is apparent everywhere you look. It's a small town, about twelve blocks wide from west to east. The easternmost six blocks took on nearly all of the major damage.

 
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Arlyn Hendricks lived about a block east of the middle part of Barnsdall. He and his wife survived the storm taking shelter in the Nazarene church on the west side of the city.

"When we left, we didn't take any flashlights but when we came back, we saw this," said Hendricks, pointing to the roof and other exterior damage.

The response in Barnsdall was almost immediate. Volunteers brought in ovens, smokers and even lemonade stands to serve the survivors, volunteers and responders. One man, from south of Tulsa, said he assumed the tornado was coming down to his town. As it moved north, he and his family also moved in the direction of the destruction to do what they could to help.

An EF-1 tornado also sliced through Barnsdall in early April. Moles told us, on Tuesday night, that the roofing work from the April storm had just gotten done.

"I told the guy, I said, 'I don't think it'll hit Barnsdall again,'" said Moles.  "I was wrong."