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Suburban Oklahoma City branch vault saved lives, now gives way to rebuilt facility.
A killer tornado obliterated a Tinker Federal Credit Union branch in Moore, Okla., but its steel safe deposit vault encased in concrete saved the lives of Branch Manager Jan Davis, eight members and 14 employees.
They huddled together in the vault while the violent tornado was obliterating everything around them, including the 6,387-square-foot Moore, Okla., branch and the cars in the parking lot.
Branch manager recalls life inside a vault as tornado destroys all around.
Life-saving Tinker FCU vault now emptied of cash but still not ready for member access to personal documents.
Insurer said it has been working in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa as well as tornado-stricken Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.
Vault protected 22 lives at Tinker FCU branch. Credit union says four employees lost homes.
Staff rides out devastating storm in vault as death and destruction wrack Oklahoma City suburb on Monday afternoon.
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