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Moore Rebuilds To Be More Resilient, And Tornado Ready

AccuWeather | Jenna Abate | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on AccuWeather. Moore, Oklahoma, is no stranger to destruction. Notable tornadoes have struck the area in 1998, 1999...

VIDEO: Unsung Heroes of the Oklahoma Tornadoes

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

One year ago, a series of devastating tornadoes tore apart Oklahoma homes, schools, child care centers and killed 48 people, including 19 children. Thousands of surviving children were thrown into turmoil. Kids lost friends and loved ones, the places where they lived and learned -- and their sense of security.

Westboro Baptist Church Defeated By Counter Protest

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Central Junior High School in Moore., Okla., on Sunday to picket -- but the people of Moore were n...

Photos Of Moore, Oklahoma Kids Show How Far The Town Has Come

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | Parents

MOORE, Okla. -- Nearly three months after a twister blasted through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore and destroyed two elementary schools, students a...

Students From Moore, Oklahoma, Will Start School In Temporary Locations

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY -- School officials in the Oklahoma city of Moore say students whose schools were destroyed in the deadly May tornado will attend classe...

Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm's Way

David Ropeik | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

As extreme weather events seem to be increasing around the world, changes consistent with the kinds of things climate change is predicted to cause, ma...

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...

God Suffers When We Suffer

Stan Duncan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Stan Duncan

God is indeed in the midst of suffering, but as its resolution, not its cause. God is in its healing. God is in the relief workers, the doctors, the volunteers, and in the heroic acts of people who saved their neighbors and pulled survivors from their shattered homes.

The Spirit of Oklahoma -- Uniting in Faith to Rebuild

Neil Arter | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Neil Arter

There is no discussion of "if," just of how long it will take. Folks in Oklahoma don't wait for others to clean up. We simply get after it.

Oklahoma Mayor Recounts Tornado Devastation

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

MOORE, Okla. — Glenn Lewis looks out at a pile of twisted metal, broken wood, smashed vehicles and torn school books. This is what is left of on...

We Are Inseparable

Adam Shahan | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
Adam Shahan

On May 3, 1999, at age 12, I watched the destruction that the EF5 tornado caused in the Oklahoma City metro area. Fourteen years later, as a pastor in a United Methodist Church in Moore, I thought back to 1999 as I helped hurry people into the safe room at our church.

Tragedy and Hope in Oklahoma

Mark McClellan | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
Mark McClellan

Soon the news coverage of Moore, Oklahoma will be gone. Caring people from out of state will return home, and even Oklahomans will return to their lives before they were so dramatically affected last week. We are grateful for their every caring act.

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.

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.

Atheist Tornado Survivor Sees Thousands In Donations

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.24.2013 | Good News

After a vicious tornado ripped through her Moore, Okla. home on Tuesday, Rebecca Vitsmun was lucky to be alive. After graciously handling an awkward m...

Jennifer Bendery

Tom Coburn Ratchets Down Opposition To Tornado Relief Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) fired back Thursday at those who have criticized him for demanding that any disaster aid package for Oklahoma ...

Parents Faced Tough Choice In Oklahoma

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

MOORE, Okla. -- With an ominous storm approaching, the Moore Public School District flashed a text alert to parents: "We are currently holding all stu...

Wolf Blitzer's Embarrassing Moment With Tornado Survivor

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

Wolf Blitzer put his foot in his mouth for a moment on Tuesday while interviewing a survivor of the devastating tornado in Moore, Okla. "We're happ...

PHOTOS: Hospital Destroyed By Tornado Gets 'Lucky'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

It seems unfathomable, but staffers at the Moore Medical Center in Moore, Okla., consider themselves "lucky" after a tornado virtually destroyed their...

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."

Hug Your Loved Ones a Little Tighter

Jill Patir | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Her arms hung around my neck, her warm breath on my cheek. And in that darkness, I wept. I wept for the pain the people in Oklahoma felt. I wept happy tears, thankful to have my family close by, and I wept because I knew these quiet moments with my baby asleep on me were numbered.

'This Will Probably Come To Define Us'

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Jennifer Rowe Walters

Tornadoes. For me and my fellow Okies, it's probably one of the first words we hear as children. We play "tornado" with our friends. But this. This is something that no amount of experience, no ingrained, Okie-native understanding of the weather or geography can ever prepare you for.

LOOK: Moore Theater Becomes Volunteer Site And Makeshift Morgue

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact

The Warren theater in Moore, Okla., often the place where fictional heroes perform great deeds onscreen, produced real-life heroes in the wake of Mond...

PHOTOS: How Newspapers Covered The Moore Tornado

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media

Newspapers led with news of the devastating tornado that killed 24 individuals when it ripped its way through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. The torna...