The Mercy of the Sky
The story of a tornado. By Holly Bailey
About the Book
The Mercy of the Sky is an inside account of one of Oklahoma’s deadliest tornadoes by a local writer who became a national correspondent.
Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit, but even old-timers are troubled by the twisters that are devastating the state with increasing frequency. On May 20, 2013, one of the worst tornadoes on record landed a direct hit on the small town of Moore, Okla., destroying two schools while the children cowered inside.