While Oklahoma begins to clean up after a ferocious tornado, the site of one of the worst twisters in American history — Joplin, Mo., a little more than 200 miles away — is marking a solemn anniversary. On May 22, 2011, a tornado all but wiped Joplin off the map. The …
Authorities in Moore, Okla., have wrapped up the search for bodies and survivors in the mounds of rubble left behind by Monday's ferocious tornado, and started the huge task of cleaning up the debris. The tornado killed 24 people as it tore a 1.3-mile-wide path through town, tearing houses down to their foundations as it passed. Show More Summary
By Paul Homewood I have deliberately held off running this post for a day or two, partly because I felt it inappropriate to do so earlier, and also because I wanted to wait until the facts became clearer. NWS have … Continue reading...
That commentary was deleted and executive editor Scott Underwood told readers: “We used bad judgment in comparing the Titanic to the tornado in Oklahoma. Please accept our apologies.” The paper also posted this message:
Wolf Blitzer’s atheist interview has sparked a huge debate online, with many praising the interviewee and condemning the veteran CNN anchor. On Tuesday, Blitzer was interviewing survivors of the devastating EF-5 tornado that struck Oklahoma Monday afternoon. Show More Summary
Blake Shelton putting together Okla. benefit show via Rickey.org Blake Shelton and NBC are putting together a benefit for Oklahoma tornado victims. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
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President Barack Obama will travel to Oklahoma City on Sunday, where a massive tornado killed nearly two dozen people. Obama will visit with affected families and first responders, White House spokesman Jay Carney said. Obama's FEMA director and secretary of...
When the geography of one’s childhood is tied to a single self-satisfied place, as mine was, the urge to move away, far away, tends to obscure a proper appreciation of what’s being left behind. At eighteen, knowing that no matter where...Show More Summary
Among people who see supernatural implications in natural phenomena, tornadoes have long been regarded as the most apocalyptic of storms; it may well be that the whirlwind out of which God spoke to Job was a tornado…. It has been contended...Show More Summary
As the Moore, Oklahoma residents continue to recover from Monday's deadly tornado, CNN's Jake Tapper and Brooke Baldwin were on the scene today to speak to people who narrowly escaped the destruction. The two anchors spoke to a particularly adorable 7-year-old boy named Jules Miller who explained how he and his mother evacuated their home just in time.
Post by Kiri Blakeley Two elementary school children were best friends in life, each the other's greatest comfort, and in death, it was no different. The two 9-year-old girls perished together in Plaza Towers, one of the schools razed by the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Show More Summary
Ricky Gervais is using the tornado tragedy in Moore, OK to mock people of faith. The atheist comic, apparently rattled by the rash of #PrayForOklahoma hashtags on Twitter, tried to start his own social media meme with the hashtag #ActuallyDoSomethingForOklahoma "I feel like an idiot now," he tweeted on Tuesday morning. Show More Summary
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Homes, trees and cars damaged by Monday's tornado are seen by early morning light near Telephone Road and SW 4th Street in Moore, Okla., on Tuesday, May 21. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman / NewsOK.com. On Tuesday, the...
YouTube user Charles Cook uploaded a video clip that captured the birth of the devastating May 20, 2013 tornado at Newcastle, Oklahoma. That tornado later moved to Moore, where it turned into an EF5 tornado, with peak winds at 210 mph (340 km/h) and width of 1.3 miles (2.1 km). Show More Summary
Growing up in Oklahoma and losing friends to tornadoes, Tim Hoch has learned how to confront one of the wildest forces in nature: the human spirit
When a devastating and deadly tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, May 20, the two guys in this video were driving down the road. The NSFW result is very funny.
Carnage and suffering in Oklahoma, for thousands of Americans who have suffered through nature's terrors -- tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, floods, and earthquakes -- is all too common.
While wrapping up an interview with an Oklahoma tornado survivor in Oklahoma, Wolf Blitzer asked what he probably thought was a