In a matter of hours Wednesday, the entrance of a South Oklahoma City Church was overwhelmed.
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.
President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, on Sunday. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will view the tornado damage first-hand and meet with victims and first responders.
The SPCA of Texas is transporting about 70 cats and dogs from Oklahoma to the DFW area on Wednesday, after deadly tornadoes devastated the state on Monday.
Hundreds of families in Moore, Oklahoma are without homes after a deadly tornado ripped the city apart. Many others are set to spend another day sorting through debris.
For folks who survived the Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 tornado say the devastation was worse than they remembered when they returned to their homes.
As the day goes on CBS 11 News crews in Oklahoma have seen and heard stories of heartbreak and hope.
Texas Baptist Men are prepared to send help to Oklahoma in the way of cooking food and coordinating with other relief agencies.
Just after 3:00 p.m. (CST) officials with the National Weather Service upgraded the classification of the deadly tornado that struck in Moore, Oklahoma to an EF-5, the strongest storm rank on the enhanced Fujita scale.
Several schools around North Texas have decided to close early on Tuesday due to reports of severe weather arriving in the area later in the afternoon.
Barbara Garcia, a survivor of the massive tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb, found her dog buried alive under the rubble during her interview with CBS News’ Anna Werner.
A look at the damage done by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. The tornado was rated an EF-5.