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Published: 5/21/2013


Tornado devestates Okla. City suburbs

After tornado hit Sunday, a suburb of Oklahoma city was sucker-punched by a second twister Monday, May 20, 2013. A mile-wide tornado with winds up to 200 mph flattened Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb, destroying two schools and scores of homes and buildings. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. Enlarge A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings ...
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The tornado moves past homes in Moore. Enlarge The tornado moves past homes in Moore.
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Screen grab image of KCPQ Seattle footage of Shawnee, Oklahoma tornado damage. Enlarge Screen grab image of KCPQ Seattle footage of Shawnee, Oklahoma tornado damage.
A child is pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., and passed along to rescuers. Enlarge A child is pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., and passed along to rescuers.
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Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school. Enlarge Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school.
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Screen grab of Associated Press video of the massive tornado that hit Oklahoma Monday. Enlarge Screen grab of Associated Press video of the massive tornado that hit Oklahoma Monday.
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A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Enlarge A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School.
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The tornado moved past these homes. Enlarge The tornado moved past these homes.
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Moore police dig through the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Enlarge Moore police dig through the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School.
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A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition. Enlarge A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition.
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A child is passed along a human chain of people after being pulled from the rubble. Enlarge A child is passed along a human chain of people after being pulled from the rubble.
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A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Enlarge A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School.
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Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a collapsed wall at the Plaza Tower Elementary School to free trapped students. Enlarge Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a collapsed wall at the Plaza Tower Elementary School to free trapped students.
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Onlookers watch as children are pulled from the rubble. Enlarge Onlookers watch as children are pulled from the rubble.
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Oklahoma City firefighters check on the status of Gene Tripp as he sits in his rocking chair where his home once stood after being destroyed. Enlarge Oklahoma City firefighters check on the status of Gene Tripp as he sits in his rocking chair where his home ...
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This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows homes flattened outside Moore. Enlarge This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows homes flattened outside Moore.
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A child is carried from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Enlarge A child is carried from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School.
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Glenn Rusk hugs his neighbor Sherie Loman outside her home north of Briarwood Elementary School. Enlarge Glenn Rusk hugs his neighbor Sherie Loman outside her home north of Briarwood Elementary School.
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Workers look for victims under debris. Enlarge Workers look for victims under debris.
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Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school. Enlarge Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school.
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This frame grab courtesy KFOR TV shows the aftermath. Enlarge This frame grab courtesy KFOR TV shows the aftermath.
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A woman is pulled out from under tornado debris at the Plaza Towers School. Enlarge A woman is pulled out from under tornado debris at the Plaza Towers School.
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The Moore Medical Center and vehicles lay damaged. Enlarge The Moore Medical Center and vehicles lay damaged.
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Rescuers recover a horse from the remains of a day care center and destroyed barns. Enlarge Rescuers recover a horse from the remains of a day care center and destroyed barns.
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Two men attempt to pry open a door on this car to check for victims in a business parking lot west of I-35 south of 4th Street  in Moore. Enlarge Two men attempt to pry open a door on this car to check for victims in a business parking lot ...
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The steeple of a church at South Janeway Avenue and SW 4th  Street lays across the lawn. Enlarge The steeple of a church at South Janeway Avenue and SW 4th Street lays across the lawn.
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Two men attempt  to pry open a door on this car to check for victims in a business parking lot. Enlarge Two men attempt to pry open a door on this car to check for victims in a business parking lot.
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Kay James holds her cat as she sits in her driveway after her home was destroyed. Enlarge Kay James holds her cat as she sits in her driveway after her home was destroyed.
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Allen Anderson surveys the damage to his home. Enlarge Allen Anderson surveys the damage to his home.
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The tornado that moved through Moore as seen from side of the road in the distance. Enlarge The tornado that moved through Moore as seen from side of the road in the distance.
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