After seeing the destruction from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, some Texans are thinking about their own safety. Phones have been ringing off the hook at Texas companies that sell or install in-ground safe houses or shelters.
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.
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.
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.
Conference spokesman Bob Burda says Oklahoma City leaders asked the Big 12 not to cancel the tournament and allow it to show “the strong Oklahoma spirit and to the resiliency of the Oklahoma people.”
A town in West Texas is cleaning up after a tornado hit there on Monday night. The twister tore through the town of Blanket in Brown County, just west of the Comanche County line.
After disaster strikes, many North Texans begin looking for ways to help out. Several DFW area groups are already reaching out to our neighbors in Moore, Oklahoma.