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Death Toll Rises After May 31 Tornado

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has confirmed a 22nd fatality from the May 31 tornadoes and flash floods after a girl's ...

Twister Reportedly Strikes Oklahoma

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

EL RENO, Okla. — Dramatic television video showed a tornado on the ground west of Oklahoma City, about 30 miles from another Oklahoma community ...

WATCH: The First 10 Minutes Of The Oklahoma Tornado

Posted 05.24.2013 | Green

“It’s doing damage. Major damage... This is an F5 right now,” one of the storm-chasers said in a shaky voice. Just three minutes after the to...

Katherine Bindley

Picking Up The Pieces, Former Tornado Victims On What Lies Ahead For Moore

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

Thousands of people in Moore, Okla., who lost their homes to a powerful tornado that killed 24 people are all now haunted by the same question: How do...

A Hard Recovery Predicted For Moore

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green

MOORE, Okla. — In some early versions of a story May 22 about damage estimates from the tornado in Moore, Okla., The Associated Press misspelled...

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...

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...

How To Help Animals Affected By The Oklahoma Tornado

Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet staff: When a massive tornado plowed through Moore, Okla., on Monday, it left at least two dozen people dead, schools and homes flat...

Survivors Return To What Is Left Of Their Homes

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — In some early versions of a story May 22 about damage estimates from the tornado in Moore, Okla., The Associated Press misspelle...

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?

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...

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...

Golf Ball-Sized Hail, Tornadoes Could Strike Central U.S. Tuesday

AP | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States already reeling from powerful tornadoes this week...

PHOTOS: Tornadoes Wreak Havoc On Central U.S.

Posted 05.20.2013 | Green

At least one tornado touched down near Oklahoma City Monday, leaving behind a wake of destruction. The twister hit only one day after a similar tornad...

Tornadoes Strike Oklahoma

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

A deadly tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday, destroying a school and devastating a community. According to the Associated Pr...

Tornado Touches Down In Oklahoma City

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 14 (Reuters) - Residents of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas braced for a major tornado outbreak predicted for Saturday, and offic...