The homes are rebuilt and schools are almost finished. Tuesday residents in Moore, Oklahoma started construction on a new hospital. The groundbreaking happened one year to the day after a tornado destroyed it all.
An Oklahoma community devastated by a monster tornado a year ago marked the anniversary Tuesday with remembrances that honored the two dozen dead and looked toward the future.
The phones at storm shelter companies immediately start ringing after any deadly tornado outbreak and that’s exactly what’s happening here in North Texas.
The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks.
It was hard to process Tom Lord said. He left for work with his home in Moore, Okla. in perfectly livable condition Monday, and returned to find it torn apart. Lord though, has the rare opportunity, to watch and replay exactly how it happened.
Today officials in Oklahoma are estimating the deadly tornado that tore through the city of Moore damaged or destroyed as many as 13,000 homes. As it stands, the Oklahoma Insurance Department is estimating damage somewhere between $1.5 and $2 billion.