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Boeing: Some employees suffered injuries, property damage in Oklahoma tornado

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 9:46 p.m.

Some Boeing employees in Oklahoma City suffered injuries and personal property damage in Monday’s tornado in Moore, Okla., Boeing officials said Tuesday.

Although Boeing’s two office buildings across from Tinker Air Force Base did not sustain damage, the facilities were closed Tuesday because of a water outage caused by the storm. The facilities will reopen Wednesday, said Boeing spokeswoman Michelle Nalley.

“Our priority is the welfare and safety of our employees and their families,” Nalley said.

About 100 Boeing employees live in Moore, where a mammoth tornado devastated the community on Monday. Boeing is in the process of moving work, and some employees, from its Wichita facility to Oklahoma City.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Moore and the surrounding communities of Oklahoma City who have been injured, sustained property damage or lost family in the devastating tornado,” Nalley said. “Boeing is committed to helping restore the area and providing assistance to those affected during this difficult time.”

Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or mmcmillin@wichitaeagle.com.

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