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Friday, March 29, 2013

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Monday, March 25, 2013

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Deadly Tornado Tears Through Moore, OK

Official death toll has been lowered this morning to 24 as emergency crews continued to search for survivors in the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in Moore, OK, ravaged by a powerful Monday afternoon tornado.

According to The Weather Channel, the storm was a mile wide and classified as an EF4, the second-strongest type tornado with winds of 166 to 200 mph.

Elementary schools, homes and a hospital were among the buildings leveled in Moore, leaving 55,000 residents of the town stunned and devastated. Many residents are left without power and water.

One of the many buildings totally destroyed was the Plaza Towers Elementary School which took a direct hit. The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed seven students were found dead in a pool of water inside the school. According to local news reports, the tornado tore the roof off the building about 3 p.m. local time.

NBC station KFOR reported that the students in fourth, fifth and sixth grade were evacuated to a nearby church, but the students in lower grades had sheltered in place. Some of the students had been in a hallway when the twister struck, others in bathrooms.

As the relief agencies rush to the region, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster area in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local efforts.

The state activated the National Guard, and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sent teams to support recovery operations and coordinate responses for multiple agencies.

Gov. Mary Fallin said today that her state will rebuild, and she asked for prayers to aid the rescue and recovery.

Plaza Towers Elementary, before and after the tornado destroyed it on Monday in Moore, Oklahoma.

Plaza Towers Elementary, before and after the tornado destroyed it on Monday in Moore, Oklahoma.

Emine Dilek (105 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.