One year later, survivor talks about deadly tornado

El Reno tornado survivor

Austin (KXAN) – Saturday marks one year since the widest tornado in recorded history touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma. Eight people lost their lives, and more than 150 were injured.

Of the eight casualties, four were storm chasers. Storm chasers like Austin Anderson, who sustained terrible injuries after being caught in the twister’s path.

A former KXAN employee, Anderson sat down with Erin Cargile and Meteorologist David Yeomans to talk about that day, and how his life has progressed over the past year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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