PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Massive Tornado Devastates Oklahoma Town

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
May 22, 2013; 5:14 AM ET
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The severe weather continued through Monday as a tornado as much as two miles wide ransacked the suburbs of Oklahoma City, Okla. Homes were leveled in the town of Moore and children were trapped under debris at local schools.

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Tornado footage shot by Youtube user BasehuntersChasing

The above photo was taken in Moore, Okla., as the tornado crossed Sooner Road at southeast 134th street. Photo courtesy of Ben Holcomb.

Tornado footage shot by Youtube user Charles Gafford taken from inside a tornado shelter.

The tornado crossed over I-35 in Moore, Okla. Monday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Ben Holcomb.

Moore tornado footage shot by Youtube user Chris Karstens at SE 24th St. and S. Eastern Ave, about a mile away from the storm.


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