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Oklahoma City Tornado

Storm Crazy

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

The scientists try to get close enough to determine the funnel's path and then set instruments in front to see if they can gather data that may one day help predict formation and, as a consequence, save lives. But what about the news crews? Why are they taking these risks?

WATCH: Crazy Video Of Car Caught In Oklahoma Tornado

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green

A dramatic video of a tornado near Oklahoma City on Friday shows a group of storm chasers racing to escape the twister. In the video, Oklahoma Un...

PHOTOS: Tornado Hits Oklahoma

Posted 06.01.2013 | Green

A deadly storm moved through Oklahoma Friday evening, producing several tornadoes and causing widespread flooding. The storm flooded streets and in...

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...

WATCH: Hero Nurse Saves Newborn During Tornado

Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents

When the Moore Medical Center took a "direct hit" from Monday's devastating tornado, everyone who remained in the building was spared from injury. Amo...

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...

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...

Ben Hallman

Moore Residents Take Stock Of Deadly Tornado's Full Horror | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

MOORE, Okla. -- Mary Higgins never made it to shelter. And so she survived. The shelter was the elementary school across the street, one of two tha...

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...

Molly O'Toole

Social Media 'Storm Chasers' Take Grave Risks | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.22.2013 | Technology

When Tim Baker began racing to the front lines of unfolding natural disasters 18 years ago, it was just him, his video cameras and the tornado. Bu...

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...

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...

Ben Hallman

Oklahoma Residents Come To Grips With Destruction As Search For Survivors Continues | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

Moore, Okla. -- As lightning danced in a dark sky Tuesday morning, Laroyce Evans approached a chest-high fence, gave a quick look around, and then vau...

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...

WATCH: Teacher Uses Herself To Shield Students From Tornado

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.22.2013 | Good News

Sprinkled in between the tales of horror and sadness to come out of tornado-ravaged Plaza Towers Elementary School, in Moore, Okla., are stories of br...

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...

Gerry Smith

Oklahoma City Area Hit By Phone, Internet Outages After Tornado | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

Hundreds of residents around Oklahoma City and its suburbs struggled to communicate Tuesday after a huge tornado tore through the area and caused wide...

Tornado Death Toll Revised

Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

(SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE UPDATES) AP reports: The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City sub...

Tragedy and Love in Oklahoma City

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Two elementary schools had been hit by the level EF4 storm. Children were dead. Parents who flocked to the school were reportedly kept away from the perimeter so that rescuers could hear any voices that might be crying for help. My first thought as I surveyed the rubble was, Why?

WATCH: Terrifying Oklahoma Tornado Time Lapse Footage

Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

In time lapse footage posted online by NBC affiliate WMC-TV, the quick-moving progress of Monday's massive Oklahoma City tornado is terrifyingly appar...

How To Help Oklahoma

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact

A massive tornado touched down Monday in Moore, Okla., near Oklahoma City, leveling the area to little more than debris. According to the Associate...