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Oklahoma visitor had brush with tornado’s fury
MOORE — Tim Lawrence was just in town to visit his family, but he had to huddle close with them in a storm cellar Monday afternoon as the tornado swept through the neighborhood....
Mother endures labor during tornado
Shayla Taylor was ready to give birth to her second child just as the impending destruction of Monday’s EF-5 tornado bore down on the Moore Medical Center.
City manager has been through it all before
MOORE — Huddled in his city’s emergency operations center Monday afternoon, Moore City Manager Steve Eddy watched as a massive tornado prepared to tear through his community....
Volunteers clean Moore Cemetery in advance of burials
MOORE — Rosella Poff’s gravestone was laid in Moore Cemetery just nine months ago....
Moore and Joplin share common bond in the aftermath
MOORE — Zach Woodcock knew the storms were going to be bad on May 22, 2011, so turning on the Weather Channel was a natural instinct. What he saw filled him with fear. The Moore resident’s family lived in Joplin, Mo....
Displaced families find refuge on OU’s campus
Lisa Smith Mier has been all over the country. As a member of Tennessee Task Force 1, the Memphis native has seen tragedies from Louisiana to Washington. Yet, when Smith arrived in Oklahoma in the aftermath of the EF-5 tornado that paved ...
2 arrested for looting in damaged Moore
Police arrested two men on looting complaints Tuesday after homeowners saw the men and alerted authorities, said Moore Police Department spokesman Jeremy Lewis....
First victim identified
MOORE — The first victim of Moore’s tornado was identified by family as 9-year-old Janae Hornsby, a Plaza Towers Elementary student, according to a local news station....
Plaza Towers teacher’s aide recounts twister
When the tornado siren sounded at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore on Monday afternoon, Maylene Sorrels had one reaction: protect her students....
Officials vow not to quit looking until everyone is found
The tornado that killed 24 people and injured at least 100 others in the Moore and Oklahoma City area cut a17 mile long path that started in Newcastle and ended at Lake Stanley Draper. Nine of the dead are children....
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