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Tornado Oklahoma

Damaging Tornadoes Rip Through Oklahoma, Kansas And Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

Numerous tornadoes, including a twister in Oklahoma that was approximately a quarter-mile wide, ripped through the Midwest and South on Wednesday even...

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.

Saki Knafo

Moore Students And Teachers Reunite: 'We Have To Start The Healing Process Somehow'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Father Loses 2 Young Children In Tornado

Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

As families across Oklahoma start to pick up the pieces in the wake of Monday's devastating tornado, one family is reeling after the loss of two of th...

Katherine Bindley

10 Children Confirmed Among The Dead After Oklahoma Tornado

HuffingtonPost.com | 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: Bank Vault Saves 22 Lives During Tornado

Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

As search-and-rescue teams continue to sift through the rubble to ensure all survivors have been accounted for, 22 Moore residents, who took cover in ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joy Resmovits

When A Tornado Strikes, Should Schools Evacuate?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jaweed Kaleem

Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through Plains, Midwest

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green

MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods an...

Possible Major Midwest Tornado Outbreak Predicted For Weekend

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, April 13 (Reuters) - Forecasters are warning of a major tornado outbreak in Kansas and Oklahoma this weeke...

Oklahoma Tornadoes: 20 Hospitalized After Twisters Hit Norman

OU Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma on Monday afternoon, approximately 20 people were being treated for injuries at Norman Regional Healthp...