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Moore Oklahoma Tornado

When This Teacher Lost Her Classroom In A Tornado, DonorsChoose Came To The Rescue

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact

When Erika Rowell thinks back on her 2013 job interview at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Oklahoma, she specifically remembers the abundance of sup...

Oklahoma Is Where the Heart Is

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

Oklahoma is a thriving farming utopia that years later would be discovered and once again the "white man" would betray his words by making it part of the frontier.

Republican Lawmaker Publicly Thanks Obama One Year After Devastating Tornado

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Exactly one year after a devastating tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) publicly thanked President Bar...

'Guardian Angel' Photo Of Lost Son Comforts Grieving Family

Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion

A tornado razed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Ok., last May, tragically leaving 7 third-graders dead in its wake, including 9-year old Nico...

John Celock

Oklahoma Group Seeks Bonds To Build Tornado Shelters | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

An Oklahoma group wants to let the state's voters decide whether to spend $500 million to place tornado shelters in schools. On Wednesday, support...

How You Can Protect Children, Before Disaster Strikes

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Mark Shriver

From Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, to Sandy Hook, to the Oklahoma tornadoes, the last 12 months have featured natural disasters and high-profile school tragedies. Unfortunately, it's clearer than ever that children in the United States are still not getting all the protections they deserve.

The Libertarian Alamo

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The libertarian rank hypocrisy runs much deeper and further than the post-tornado cries for help in Oklahoma, which surely deserve our sympathy. And it needs yet another debunking.

WATCH: New Special Examines Deadly Moore Tornado

Posted 06.01.2013 | Green

A new one-hour special from the Discovery Channel explores the deadly May 20 Okla. tornado and its impacts on communities around Oklahoma City. "Mi...

Miracle In The Wake Of Oklahoma Tornado

Posted 05.30.2013 | Weddings

When the tornado tore through one Moore, Okla. couple's home last week, they feared their upcoming wedding would have to be postponed. But the wedd...

Strangers Send Thousands In Donations To Barbara Garcia, Woman Who Found Dog In Tornado Rubble

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.19.2013 | Good News

The tornado in Moore, Okla, a natural disaster of tragic proportion, has had at least one bright spot: the story of Barbara Garcia who found her dog, ...

Transparency in Tragedy: A Perspective From Oklahoma

John deSteiguer | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
John deSteiguer

Tragedy hit close to home this week. The Moore tornado, which struck 20 miles from the Oklahoma Christian University campus, was cataclysmic. Can I be transparent with you? I like answers. If I have answers and if I understand, I think I can fix things. But I don't understand this.

Obama Surveying Oklahoma Tornado Damage

By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, Okla., Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and prope...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week delivered calamities both unavoidable and avoidable. In the former category was the devastating series of tornadoes that swept through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, killing 24, including 10 children. In the latter was the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington. The bridge's breakdown should come as no surprise, as it had been labeled "functionally obsolete" by the Federal Highway Administration. And we can expect more such tragedies, since one in nine bridges in America is considered "structurally deficient." The week also brought discussion of another avoidable calamity -- the negative impact civilian deaths from drone strikes is having on our national security. Unavoidable disasters will always be with us, which is why it's all the more important to avoid those we can, instead of pretending there's nothing to be done to prevent them.

How To Help Victims Of The Tornado

Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: On Monday, a tornado more than a mile wide hit Moore, Oklahoma. In ...

Avoiding the Next Disaster

Karl Johnson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Karl Johnson

As we help Moore, Oklahoma, recover from this tragic event, we should also be looking for opportunities to spare the next town, by advocating and implementing safer building, planning and emergency strategies before disaster strikes.

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.

Unthinkable Tragedy Brings Unprecedented Response

Leslie Lofgren Berger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Leslie Lofgren Berger

It was as bad as it gets. The places we consider safe suddenly looked like a war zone. Teachers used their own bodies to shield students, keeping them safe from falling debris as an entire school collapsed upon them.

John Piper's Tornado Tweets Stir Up A Theological Debate

Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Religion News Service (RNS) Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirred up a theological debate that was set off from a seri...

LISTEN: Terror Inside Elementary School As Tornado Hits

Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

New, citizen-shot footage continues to surface of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. A clip that ABC News featured on Wednesday shows teachers an...


Rev. Ian Punnett | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ian Punnett

Nothing can mitigate the profound sadness of the deaths of dozens of people. But the families of all the victims would be right in wishing that there had been a few more miracles to go around.

Saki Knafo

Moore Students And Teachers Reunite: 'We Have To Start The Healing Process Somehow' | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

MOORE, Okla. -- Minutes before the tornado hit, Scott Lewis raced to his son’s elementary school in this suburb south of Oklahoma City. His son’s ...

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. ...

Jessica Prois

GRAPHIC PHOTO: Teacher's Aide Impaled Protecting Students From Tornado (How To Help) | Jessica Prois | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact

When Suzanne Haley was gravely injured in the Moore, Okla., tornado, she didn't panic. Instead, the teacher's aide tried to allay her first-graders' f...

Lessons From Oklahoma

Jim Utterback | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Jim Utterback

In May of 2010, my house took a direct hit from a huge tornado. Following that, I applied for a FEMA grant in 2011 to build a storm shelter on campus that would be large enough for 6,000 people in Seminole and surrounding areas to take cover.