The city of Moore, Okla., was devastated May 20, 2013, by an EF5 tornado that left 25 people dead. This special ongoing coverage page serves as a memorial to that day, to those who lost their lives and to those whose lives were impacted by the storm.

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Amateur Video of Tornado



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  • Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb

    By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated...

  • Mom arrives at day care seconds ahead of Oklahoma tornado

    BY MATT PATTERSON mpatteson@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    “As I look at where this building was, I still can't believe we all survived,” said Shannon Workman of the day care destroyed by Monday's Oklahoma tornado.

  • Price gouging law in effect in Oklahoma after tornadoes

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@opubco.com | Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    Gov. Mary Fallin's emergency declaration put the Oklahoma Emergency Price Stabilization Act in effect for 16 counties.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin: We will rebuild after tornado

    Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    MOORE (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says an Oklahoma suburb that was devastated by a deadly tornado will be rebuilt. At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed in the massive tornado that flattened homes and a school in Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon. Fallin told a Tuesday news...

  • Moore Tornado Coverage: Follow Our Twitter List

    Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    Our reporters and editors will be working diligently throughout the week to bring you coverage of Monday's tornado that swept through Moore and killed dozens of people.

  • Moore Tornado: Photos, Videos and Vines from the storm

    Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    Below is a collection of photos, videos and six-second Vine videos of Monday's tornado that roared through Moore, flattening homes and killing dozens of people.

  • Oklahoman Editor: What It’s Like To Grow Up In Tornado Alley

    Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    Kelly Dyer Fry, editor of The Oklahoman, talks to “Here & Now” about what it is like growing up in Tornado Alley. 

  • Oklahoma tornadoes: Pets help

    | Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    People looking for lost pets or wanting to post a notice for a found pet, visit okclostpets.com Shelters in the Oklahoma City and Moore areas where pets are being taken and cared for: Oklahoma City Animal Shelter 2811 SE 29 Oklahoma City 602-0064 Animal Resource Center 7941 S...

  • Southmoore football players feel impact of tornado

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    At least 19 SaberCats lost their homes. Coach Jeff Brinkman is still trying to assess the damage.

  • #PrayForOklahoma: Oklahomans lend support to tornado victims through social media

    Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    The last two days have been devastating for Oklahomans, but they're resilient and have already made plans to rebuild. To show support for tornado victims, many people have opted to help search for missing people, clear debris and collect donations for families. Others have also expressed prayers...

  • Tornado map: Destruction path for May 20 tornado

    Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    See a map that shows the path of destruction of the May 20 tornado that went through Moore.

  • OKC Thunder, Kevin Durant donate to tornado relief efforts

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, May 21, 2013

    Kevin Durant is doing what he can to help. The Oklahoma City Thunder star has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief, according to Red Cross Oklahoma. Durant on Monday encouraged his Twitter followers to text “REDCROSS” to 90999 for $10 donations to help tornado...

  • Father credits Moore teacher for saving son's life

    Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    MOORE (AP) — One Oklahoma family is crediting a third-grade teacher for her fast thinking during Monday's deadly tornado in Moore. David Wheeler says he drove through blinding rain and gusting wind to search for his 8-year-old son, Gabriel, at Briarwood Elementary School in Moore. Wheeler...

  • More tornadoes from global warming? Nobody knows

    By The Associated Press | Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    A deadly tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday. A quick look at some basic facts: Q. Is global warming to blame? A. You can't blame a single weather event on global warming. In any case, scientists just don't know whether there will be more or fewer twisters as global warming...

  • Sen. Tom Coburn says tornado aid should be paid for

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, May 21, 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says that any additional federal aid to help tornado victims and to rebuild devastated areas of his state should be financed with cuts to other programs in the government's $3.6 trillion budget. Spokesman John Hart says it's a position...



Map: Weather events, natural disasters

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This Esri Public Information Map shows the real-time effects of extreme weather events and others natural disasters.

Tornado paths: May 20, 2013 tornado and May 3, 1999 tornado

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Map of the path of the May 20, 2013 tornado in comparison to the May 3, 1999 tornado path.

Tornado map: Destruction path for May 20 tornado

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See a map that shows the path of destruction of the May 20 tornado that went through Moore.

Moore Tornado: Google Crisis Map

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View Google's Crisis Map of the Moore tornado that swept through the area Monday, killing 24 people and causing significant damage to homes and facilities. The map is available below.

Oklahoma tornadoes: Understanding the EF scale

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Check out this chart which explains the various EF levels when it comes to tornadoes.

Oklahoma's Strength








Aerial Images ... Before and After