PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Faces of the victims begin to emerge
A monstrous EF-5 tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. The State medical examiner’s office puts the death toll at 24. At least 9 of the dead are children.
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Oklahoma death toll up to 13, with 7 still missing
Authorities said five children and two adults remain missing and aren't expected to be found alive.
Damaging storms moving through east, south
Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds and hail moved through sections of the Northeast on Sunday afternoon, leaving 30,000 in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine still without power late that night.
3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado
"He looked at tornadoes not for the spotlight of TV but for the scientific aspect. At the end of the day, he wanted to save lives and he gave the ultimate sacrifice for that." — Jim Samaras of his brother, Tim Samaras, who died with his son, Paul Samaras, and fellow storm chaser Carl Young during Friday's storms in the OKC area.
The Discovery Channel planned to dedicate a show Sunday night to the three men, capping the broadcast with a tribute that will read: "In memory of Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras who died Friday, May 31st doing what they love, chasing storms."
Sitting targets: On-edge Oklahomans opt to flee tornadoes
Interstates and roadways already packed with rush-hour traffic quickly became parking lots as people tried to escape the oncoming storm. Motorists were trapped in their vehicles — a place emergency officials say is one of the worst to be in a tornado.
- Photo slideshow: Tornado outbreak deadly again Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as it swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat the storm home. A mother and her baby and seven others were killed, but meteorologists who had warned about particularly nasty weather said the storm's fury didn't match that of a deadly twister that struck suburban Moore last week. The tornadoes came after another outbreak on Thursday, May 30, 2013, that caused damage in Broken Arrow and other parts of the state. Tornado damage also is seen from Missouri.
Flooding reported in Metro after tornadoes
Kristy Yager says city street Superintendent Randy Moulder is waiting for the rain to end before sending crews out to deal with the flooding. Yager says about an inch of water was also standing on the first floor of City Hall.
Moore's Warren Theatre reopening today
The theater complex sustained $500,000 to $1 million in damages but is structurally sound.
FEMA: 1,248 buildings destroyed in Oklahoma tornadoes
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency say they've compiled damage assessments from the storms that took place May 19 and May 20.
Former Enid man came face-to-face with twister
Moore resident said tornado sounded like a vacuum.
Tornado upon them, quick choices decided fate
With death staring them in the face and adrenaline coursing through their veins, the citizens of Moore were faced with the biggest decisions of their lives, and they had nothing to go on but gut instinct amid raw terror.
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