Tornadoes Roar Through Plains

8:44 PM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
  • Alli Christian, left, returns Jessica Wilkinson's dog, Bella, to her after finding the animal in the wreckage of Wilkinson's home after a tornado on 156th street and Franklin Road in Norman, Okla. Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman, via AP
  • Firefighters remove truck driver Marco Corr from the cab of his overturned vehicle. Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman, via AP
  • Damaged trucks and vehicles are scattered across I-40 after a tornado struck near Shawnee, Okla. Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman, via AP
  • Katrina Ash, left, and her mother, Amber, watch as heavy equipment is brought into their neighborhood after a tornado near Dale, Okla. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A resident searches through the rubble of his mobile home on May 20 in the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee, Okla. Two people were killed May 19 when a powerful tornado roared through Oklahoma. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A flag flies in the debris of a mobile home near Dale. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • Maeghan Hadley from One Day Ranch pet rescue, checks a kitten she found in the rubble of a mobile home in the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee, Okla., Monday, in the wake of Sunday's tornado. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • Trees were uprooted by a tornado at a home in Edmond, Okla. Paul Helstern, AP
  • Friends and neighbors help a neighbor after a tornado passed through Lyon County near Emporia, Kan. Matthew Fowler, AP
  • Marlena Hodson walks out of her destroyed home as her grandsons, Campbell and Dillon Miller, help her sort through belongings. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman, via AP
  • Neighbors view a tornado-damaged home in Edmond, Okla. Sean Murphy, AP
  • Nancy and Jason Townsend sort through belongings after their home was hit by a tornado in Carney, Okla. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman, via AP
  • Earlene Langley, left, hugs from her friend Jerry Dirks after a tornado hit Dirks' home on May 19 near Carney, Okla. Dirks was in the cellar when the tornado struck. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman, via AP
  • Debris float in a pool in Edmond. Sean Murphy, AP
  • A tornado touches down near Viola, Kan., on May 19. Travis Heying, AP
  • A child calls to his father after being pulled from the rubble of the Tower Plaza Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School following a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A fire burns Monday in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Okla., after a tornado. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A monstrous tornado passes across south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013 flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph. Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman via AP
  • Lee Hoyle of Chickasaw Nation search and rescue team searches for survivors. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A teacher hugs a child at Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013. Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman via AP
  • Kim Schwab looks over her destroyed home in south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013. Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman via AP
  • Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a collapsed wall at the Plaza Tower Elementary School to free trapped students following a tornado Monday. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • This image from KFOR-TV shows homes flattened Monday outside Moore, Okla.Major damage was reported in Moore, where two elementary schools were destroyed, including one that took a direct hit. KFOR-TV for AP
  • A car pile-up occurred after Monday's tornado outside Moore, Okla. KFOR-TV via AP
  • Members of the Chickasaw Nation search and rescue group dig through debris at a mobile home park. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A child is pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., and passed along to rescuers Monday. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A woman is pulled from tornado debris Monday at the Plaza Towers School in Moore, Okla. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A woman carries an injured child to a triage center Monday near the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. Sue Ogrocki, AP
  • A woman carries her child through a field Monday near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. A tornado as much as a mile wide, with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. Sue Ogrocki, AP
    
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A massive, mile-wide tornado with winds up to 200 mph killed many Monday afternoon during 40 terrifying minutes of destruction across southern Oklahoma City and its suburbs.

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