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Moore Ok Tornado

Why Do I Live in Moore?

Kelli Rhodes-Stevens | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Kelli Rhodes-Stevens

There we were: 15 people -- members of the neighborhood, many of us strangers until that moment -- and my two dogs, crammed together in a small in-ground storm shelter. We listened to the radio: "The tornado is approaching 4th and Bryant." We were located off of 1st and Bryant.

Lynne Peeples

Asbestos, Lead Among Tornado Health Concerns As Cleanup Begins | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

Chris Whitley had already survived three tornadoes and had worked at the scene of dozens more before arriving in Joplin, Mo. "It was unlike anythin...

Ben Hallman

Moore Residents Search For Lost Pets | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

MOORE, Okla. -- Judy Peterson has big plans for restoring her home, which was damaged in the brutal tornado that devastated this community on Monday. ...

Tornado Victims Astounded At How They Survived

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green

* Six previously missing now accounted for * Area known as Tornado Alley took warnings seriously * President Obama to vi...

Tragedies, Prayers and What Really Matters

Jana Novak | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I am not alone in being glued to the news when something awful happens. Perhaps it's because we think the outcome will change if we watch; more likely it's because we cannot fathom the horror, and have to watch again and again, ad nauseam, in order to make it real to us.

Katherine Bindley

10 Children Confirmed Among The Dead After Oklahoma Tornado | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

Ten children, two of them just infants, are among those who have been confirmed dead after a mile-wide tornado tore through central Oklahoma on Monday...

LOOK: Mapping The Tornado's Destruction Path

Posted 07.21.2013 | Green

As downtown Moore, Okla., slowly emerges from the wreckage of the tornado that ravaged its core, the structures that remain are starting to serve impo...

Joy Resmovits

When A Tornado Strikes, Should Schools Evacuate? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

After the educators at Plaza Towers Elementary School learned that a raging tornado was headed their way Monday, they had few options. The decades-old...

Chris Kirkham

Leveled Schools Lacked Tornado Shelters Due To Haphazard Regulation | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

The two elementary schools leveled by the deadly tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City area Monday lacked designated safe rooms designed to pro...

Jaweed Kaleem

Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion

To rebuild or not to rebuild? As recovery slowly begins after deadly tornadoes flattened subdivisions in Moore, Okla., and tore through nearby area...

Katherine Bindley

After Oklahoma Devastation, Storm Shelter Business Surges | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business

On a typical day, Oklahoma Shelters fields about 50 to 75 phone calls from customers inquiring about having a safe room or underground shelter install...

In Oklahoma, Many Massacres Aren't Man-made

Adam Banner | Posted 07.21.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

I was born and bred in Oklahoma. I make my living as an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney. Tornadoes have been a part of my entire life. Hell, my high school mascot was a "red tornado."

BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS: Oklahoma Tornado Destruction

The Huffington Post | Jake Bialer, Damon Scheleur and Jessica Leader | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 left many dead and injured, a school destroyed and a community to pick up the pieces. While rescue w...

Eleazar David Melendez

Moore Tornado Costs Could Total $3 Billion | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

The costs of the mile-wide tornado that ravaged central Oklahoma Monday afternoon could total up to $3 billion, an expert on the financial fallout fro...

Tornado Technology Still Includes Human Spotters: Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

On Monday afternoon, citizens of Moore, Okla., were given a mere 16-minute warning time before the tornado struck their town. That small amount of tim...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Oklahoma Readers' Stories: 'Everything Is Gone' (PHOTOS) | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A day after a powerful tornado swept through Moore, Okla., residents are surveying the damage and trying to piece their lives back toget...

Sam Stein

Tornado-Proof Homes Are Possible, Expensive And Hideous | Sam Stein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It is possible to build a tornado-proof home. But the cost would be excessive, and your house would certainly be the ugliest on the bloc...

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change's Impact On Tornadoes 'A Damn Difficult Thing To Predict' | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

Climate change chatter ran rampant after an unusually violent string of twisters in 2011, including a Joplin, Mo., storm that killed 158 people. After...

PHOTOS: Tornado Aftermath Leaves Trail Of Destruction

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green

By Carey Gillam and Ian Simpson MOORE, Okla., May 21 (Reuters) - Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and survivors...

PHOTOS: Tornado Devastates Moore, Oklahoma

Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

A tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, leaving behind significant destruction. The twister is one in a series of tornadoes that swep...