The aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.In the wake of this week's deadly tornado in Oklahoma, 22-year-old Oklahoma State University student (and Cosmo reader) Cinnamon wrote to us to share her story.
When I woke up on Monday morning, I never thought my Oklahoma hometown would be so devastated by the time I went to sleep.
I was leaving an eye doctor appointment in Moore (where I went to high school) at around 2:50 pm on Monday afternoon when I heard a newscaster on TV announcing that everyone needed to take shelter-immediately-because the tornado was going to hit within 30 minutes. I called my mom, who lives nearby in Oklahoma City, to come pick me up so we could make it home before things got scary. But while I was waiting for her, the doctor's office decided to close so everyone could get home. I ran next door to a gas station, but when I got there, my mom called saying the road was blocked and she was unable to reach me.
Needless to say, I was really afraid. We go through tornado watches all the time here in