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A person looks at cars damaged by a powerful tornado on June 1, 2013 in El Reno, Oklahoma. The tornado ripped through the area, which along with subsequent flooding killed 18 people. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Widest On Record, Rare EF5

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.

06/04/2013

Nathan Ulepich searches outside of the back of his house, destroyed after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Strength Of OK Twister Upgraded, Search For Survivors Continues

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.

CBSDFW.COM–05/21/2013

Credit: Big Tex - Allison Griffin, of Dallas / Tornado - Pat Humphrey/contributor / Mosquito - Tom Ervin/Getty Images / Josh Brent - Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

2012 North Texas News Year In Review

From the West Nile Virus epidemic to the tornado outbreak in April, 2012 was a year of news in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

12/27/2012

Photo 4 - the bottom right corner of a photo of a baby - likely a girl - wearing a feather boa.

Teen Gets Help From Arlington In Getting Photos Back To Owners

It has been a little more than six weeks since the tornado outbreak in North Texas destroyed homes and disrupted lives. One tornado tore a path of destruction through southwest Arlington.

05/18/2012

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors With Royse City Devastation

Tuesday’s storms spread a path of destruction across North Texas; several businesses and homes near Royse City were destroyed. Wednesday, in the mist of the devastation, there were stories of miracles and neighbors helping neighbors abound.

04/04/2012

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Mom Huddled In Bathtub With Daughters As Twister Hit

Several hundred homeowners in Arlington are assessing damage to their homes today, picking up the pieces of what’s left, after a tornado struck in the city. Lisa Repstock huddled in the bathtub, with her two young daughters as the storm hit.

04/04/2012

Grand Prairie Aid Agency Helping Tornado Victims

Help is on the way from North Texas to several states devastated by a tornado outbreak.

03/03/2012

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N. Texans Helping With Alabama Storm Relief

Less than 24 hours after a swirling mass of destruction swept across the southeast, local relief workers headed out to areas ravaged by tornadoes.

04/28/2011