Heartland heartbreak hits home for Milwaukee woman who lived in Oklahoma

CREATED May 22, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Allison Silveira is from the Midwest but studied meteorology for fifteen years at the Univesity of Oklahoma. She moved to Milwaukee two years ago, but knows Moore very well.
 
“I have been to a movie at the Warren Theater that got hit that was very close to the elementary school as well,” she sad.
 
Plus, Allison has a lot of friends, family, and collegeaues who still live there, so as the storms started to form, she was in Milwaukee monitoring weather radar in Oklahoma.
 
“You knew it was going to be devastating immediately,” she sad.
 
While she lived in Oklahoma, Allison worked at the National Severe Storms Lab. She was there, storm chasing during tornados in 1999 and 2003, so she understands the pain people there are going through right now.
 
“It’s only one degree of separation between somebody who was affected and somebody who lost everything,” she said.
 
Nevertheless, she’s confident Moore will pull through.
 
“It is such a tight community that people are really rallying behind them,” she said.Allison Silveira is from the Midwest but studied meteorology for fifteen years at the Univesity of Oklahoma. She moved to Milwaukee two years ago, but knows Moore very well.
 
“I have been to a movie at the Warren Theater that got hit that was very close to the elementary school as well,” she sad.
 
Plus, Allison has a lot of friends, family, and collegeaues who still live there, so as the storms started to form, she was in Milwaukee monitoring weather radar in Oklahoma.
 
“You knew it was going to be devastating immediately,” she sad.
 
While she lived in Oklahoma, Allison worked at the National Severe Storms Lab. She was there, storm chasing during tornados in 1999 and 2003, so she understands the pain people there are going through right now.
 
“It’s only one degree of separation between somebody who was affected and somebody who lost everything,” she said.
 
Nevertheless, she’s confident Moore will pull through.
 
“It is such a tight community that people are really rallying behind them,” she said.