Tragic

Devastation in Moore, OK

At least 24 people have been confirmed dead after a tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. See photos of the aftermath.

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A massive tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, on Monday afternoon, killing an estimated 24 people, including nine children. Between 12,000 and 13,000 homes were damaged, according to the Oklahoma City mayor. At least a mile wide with winds over 200 miles per hour, the twister leveled entire neighborhoods and an elementary school. Left, a woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School, which stood directly in the tornado's path. 

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A man salvages items from his grandmother's tornado-devastated home Tuesday.

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Sylvia Trillo sorts through the rubble of her house Wednesday.

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Standy Stewart and her pregnant daughter-in-law, Robyn Rojas, have dinner at what’s left of their tornado-devastated home.

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A power-line pylon bent by Monday's tornado.

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June Simson receives a hug from her neighbor Jo McGee while embracing her cat Sammi after she found him standing on the rubble of her destroyed home Tuesday.

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An elderly man rests at his tornado-devastated home Tuesday.

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An American flag blows in the wind at sunrise atop the rubble of a destroyed home a day after a tornado moved through Moore.

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People look for belongings after a tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma.

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Abby Madi and Peterson Zatterlee comfort Zaterlee's dog Rippy, after a tornado struck Moore.

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This aerial photo shows the remains of houses in Moore, Oklahoma. A tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire, and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.

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A child calls to his father after being pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School. Local station KFOR's Lance West reported that seven children were "found dead" in a pool of water at the school. 

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Onlookers watch as a search-and-rescue team combs the destroyed elementary school for survivors.

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A woman is pulled out from under tornado debris at Plaza Towers Elementary School. 

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Rescuers pull a child from the destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School and pass her on to safety. 

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This aerial photo shows the remains of homes hit by the massive tornado in Moore.

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A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado flattened entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire.

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Cars were tossed around and entire neighborhoods flattened in Moore, Oklahoma. The National Weather Service in Norman reported that the twister was on the ground for approximately 40 minutes.

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Dana Ulepich looks at debris from the destruction of her home after the powerful tornado ripped through the area.