Oklahoma

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Charities see influx of aid in OK tornado’s wake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Donations are pouring into Oklahoma as people around the country look to help residents affected by last week’s violent tornado outbreak, but charities also are receiving plenty of items they don’t […]

05/29/2013

Residents salvage belongings from home that was destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Okla. twister debris would create mile-high pile

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Before residents of Moore can rebuild, they’ll have to deal with the debris from the deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb: crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings that […]

05/28/2013

US President Barack Obama comforts, Amy Simpson, Plaza Towers Elementary School principal, in Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Obama: Gov’t with Oklahoma ‘every step’ of the way

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — President Barack Obama says tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., is “a strong community with strong character” but needs help. Obama visited the area Sunday, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and […]

05/27/2013

Country singer Blake Shelton (AP Photo)

NBC to air Blake Shelton’s benefit for Oklahomans

(AP) – NBC and sister networks will air Blake Shelton’s concert to help his fellow Oklahomans affected by this week’s storms in their home state. Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit will be broadcast live […]

05/25/2013

An entire neighborhood destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Can Tornado Alley become safer? Yes, within limits

(AP) – In the wind-swept prairie called Tornado Alley, the scene is eerily familiar: Homes smashed to splinters. Trees and telephone poles snapped like twigs. Piles of bricks, overturned cars and dazed survivors sifting through […]

05/25/2013

Deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

Kids, teachers from devastated school reunite

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week’s tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins. Some children carried thank-you […]

05/23/2013

LaTisha Garcia carries her 8-year-old daughter, Jazmin Rodriguez near Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado carved its way through Moore, Okla., leaving little of the school and neighborhood.  (AP Photo)

Distraught mom becomes face of Oklahoma storm

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A massive tornado was carving its way through town. There was no time to hesitate. LaTisha Garcia had to get to her children. And so she raced against the storm. She […]

05/23/2013

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (AP Photo)

Browns QB Weeden to help with Oklahoma tornado

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is heading home to help his cherished Oklahoma heal. Weeden is returning to his home state this weekend to assist in any way he can in the […]

05/23/2013

Storm clouds gather over homes that were destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Thunderstorms slow Oklahoma tornado cleanup

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week. The first […]

05/23/2013

Residents salvage belongings from home that was destroyed by a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Names of those killed in Oklahoma tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office says it has positively identified 23 of 24 people killed in the tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, including 10 children. Officials […]

05/22/2013

Aerial view of a demolished home from a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

One block: How neighbors saw twister’s deadly path

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Dan Garland could feel the latch on the shelter door begin to turn in his hand. It was as if the storm outside were a living, breathing thing — and it […]

05/22/2013

A soldier walks past the wreckage of a destroyed home, after a tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The cost of a massive tornado that battered an Oklahoma City suburb could be more than $2 billion, according to a preliminary estimate announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Spokeswoman […]

05/22/2013

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