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DarkSky
05-20-2013, 06:44 PM
Shawnee, Oklahoma (CNN) -- [Breaking news update at 4:58 p.m. Monday]
Areas of metropolitan Oklahoma City appeared to be in shreds Monday afternoon after a massive tornado moved through the region. "The houses are destroyed. ... Completely leveled," a helicopter pilot for CNN affiliate KFOR said. A school was apparently among the structures leveled by the twister.


continue here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/20/us/severe-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

DarkSky
05-20-2013, 06:44 PM
live stream: http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

Reports of it being 2 miles wide.

DarkSky
05-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Tornado went through a school. Entire neighborhoods leveled flat.

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3141/tempkqw.jpg
http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

DarkSky
05-20-2013, 06:56 PM
Fast-motion video of the tornado: http://www.wmctv.com/category/240217/video-landing-page?clipId=8899079&autostart=true

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1349307.1369081783!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/tornado.jpg

DarkSky
05-21-2013, 06:27 AM
5/20/13 Moore, OK Devastating Tornado - YouTube

DarkSky
05-21-2013, 06:28 AM
Oklahoma tornado leaves massive path of death, destruction; at least 51 dead

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130520215427-10-oklahoma-city-tornado-0520-horizontal-gallery.jpg http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130520215432-12-oklahoma-city-tornado-0520-horizontal-gallery.jpg http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130520195628-01-oklahoma-city-tornado-0520-horizontal-gallery.jpg

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/21/us/severe-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

DoctorZ
05-21-2013, 12:27 PM
Meteorologists are debating whether to rate this tornado event as an EF-4 or EF-5. If they do decide to rate it an EF-5, it will be only the 59th time in USA record-keeping history (since 1952) that an EF-5 has hit a populated area!

DarkSky
05-21-2013, 05:47 PM
Video shot from family in shelter very close to tornado. Inside the outer rotation actually:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f79_1369142032

DarkSky
05-22-2013, 06:51 AM
May 20 2013 tornado Moore, Oklahoma - YouTube

Horrific EF-5 Moore, Oklahoma tornado: May 20, 2013 - YouTube