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Mason Graduate Now In Oklahoma City Speaks About Storm


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (WLNS) - Orion Donaldson moved to Oklahoma City just a few months ago from his hometown of Mason. Today, he's left facing the damage and destruction done just a few miles away in Moore after a deadly tornado touched down on Monday afternoon.


"I've seen crying, I've seen bleeding. It's chaos," said Donaldson.


Donaldson grew up in Mason and graduated from Mason High School in 2007. He moved to Oklahoma City back in February.

The tornado's path missed where he lives by only two miles.

 Back home in Mason, Donaldson's sister, Shai Lyn and his family were relieved to hear he was okay.

"You calm down a little bit, you feel better, you can take a deep breath and hope that everyone else is okay too," said Shai Lyn. "It opens your eyes a little bit to see that it can happen to anybody or anywhere really."


"There's a couple of people at my work missing today because their family members either lost their lives or lost their homes," said Donaldson.

Even though his roots are in mid-Michigan, he says he'll be heading to Moore this weekend to help clean up his new neighbors.

"Just because I'm not from here doesn't mean I can't help. I'm trying to do as much as I can, donate. Just trying to do anything I can to help the families down here. Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family," Donaldson said.

He's still without power and water.

The area saw a massive tornado in 1999, but Donaldson told 6 News people around the area think this one caused even more damage.

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