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Mary Fallin survives terrifying “Kokomonado” at Beach Boys concert…

6:55 AM EDT on October 23, 2017

In case you missed it, the most Oklahoma-thing in the world happened on Saturday night when an F1 tornado struck Riverwind Casino immediately following a sold out Brian Wilson-less Beach Boys concert. In storm chasing circles they're already calling it "the great Kokomonado of 2017."

Here's some harrowing video of the tornado from KFOR weatherman Aaron Brackett and cameraman Kevin Josefy.

Wow. Who knew that Aaron Brackett was such a badass? He must have worn some of his wife's lucky stormchaser costume jewelry. Also, this is the second time that Kevin Josefy has been stuck in a tornado with a KFOR stormchaser. Hopefully the third time won't be the charm.

There were several local celebrities at the Beach Boys concert, including Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. She was there singing along to her favorite Beach Boys classics like "Good Vibrations," "Don't Worry Baby," and "I Get Around."

Here's a tweet with Mary and the First Gentleman:

Whoever took that pic should get a raise. The lighting is fantastic!

After the tornado passed, Mary Fallin unveiled her inner-stormchaser and called David Payne live on the air to provide the most unharrowing tornado survival story of all time.

Check it out:

News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

First of all, can the web coordinator at News 9 make their video embed script work in Wordpress?

Second, that was disappointing. I was expecting Mary and David to take turns yelling over each other like Jim and Al, but instead Mary rambled on like an old woman phoning her kids to talk about the hummingbird floating outside her window. Deep down, I bet David wanted to yell over Mary for Marty Logan to take different backroads while chasing the storm.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported, and as far as tornadoes do, damage was minor. Mary and her family even laughed up the experience with one of the Beach Boys following the show:

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