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May 21, 2013
nbcnews:

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma
(Before photo: Bing, after photo: AP)
Briarwood Elementary School, bottom right in Oklahoma City, Okla. before  and after the tornado hit on May 20.
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This before-and-after comparison lays bare the force of the tornado, evoking strongly the sights and memories from the 2011 catastrophe in Joplin, Missouri. Our thoughts as always are with the victims — in case you missed it, the death toll in Oklahoma was revised downward from 51 yesterday to just 24 today, a measure of mercy in the face of this tragedy.

nbcnews:

Before and after: Tornado cuts devastating path through Oklahoma

(Before photo: Bing, after photo: AP)

Briarwood Elementary School, bottom right in Oklahoma City, Okla. before  and after the tornado hit on May 20.

See more photos.

This before-and-after comparison lays bare the force of the tornado, evoking strongly the sights and memories from the 2011 catastrophe in Joplin, Missouri. Our thoughts as always are with the victims — in case you missed it, the death toll in Oklahoma was revised downward from 51 yesterday to just 24 today, a measure of mercy in the face of this tragedy.

21:56 // 1 year ago
April 15, 2012

Among the videos from last night’s storms: Here’s a clip of a double tornado that hit near Cherokee, Oklahoma. That’s right, two tornadoes right next to one another. Our pal Philip Bump has a couple other harrowing clips. Anyone see anything particularly insane from last night’s storms? Leave a link in a response.

10:38 // 2 years ago

Major storms, tornadoes cause damage throughout plains states

  • 97 tornadoes reported from a line of major storms on Saturday
  • five people killed in Saturday’s tornadoes and storms, all deaths reported from the Oklahoma town of Woodward
  • 29 injured in Oklahoma, where a hospital was damaged by the storm, along with homes and businesses source

» Storms predicted, reported early: On Thursday, the Norman, Okla.-based Storm Prediction Center announced a potentially life-threatening storm that would hit the midwest and plains states this weekend. It was just the second time that the center made an announcement more than a day in advance of a storm. The center warns that the threat is still there, but it’s just moved eastward. But it left much destruction in its path: In Iowa, a town was largely destroyed; in Kansas, an Air Force base suffered damage. Nebraska reported baseball-sized hail. But in Oklahoma, the storms proved deadly. Very scary.

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10:25 // 2 years ago