The tornado that killed 24 people and injured more than 200 others in Moore, Oklahoma, could have done more than $2 billion worth of damage, officials said Wednesday. State Insurance Commissioner John Doak announced that figure Wednesday in a statement to the press, adding that losses from the wreckage could equal the amount caused by the twister that struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, leaving ...
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After this week’s tornadoes, baseball is an afterthought in Oklahoma. The Big 12 decided to move the tournament back an entire day due to those effected by the tornadoes. OU opened the tournament today, May 23, facing off against Baylor. Jonathan Gray led the Sooners from the mound to a 2-0 victory. Gray picked up a complete game shutout pitching win and had 12 strikeouts versus the ...
Gene and his ’57 Chevy weathered the storm. Both man and car were a little banged up but they will be OK. Galen Culver has their ...
Oklahoma City Thunder's Hasheem Thabeet and General Manager Sam Presti survey damage near SW 144th and Robinson in Oklahoma City, Wednesday May 22, 2013. Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder and family members took a tour of the area hit by a tornado on Monday afternoon. Photo By Steve Gooch, The ...
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MOORE, Okla. – A 33-year military man is hard at work right now, helping those whose lives were shattered by Monday’s tornado in Moore. He can relate to their struggles because 18 years ago, his life was shattered at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Oklahomans love to help others in need. But for Michael Treanor, a 1SG with the Oklahoma Army National Guard, ...
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The tornado that killed 24 people and injured more than 200 others in Moore, Oklahoma, could have done more than $2 billion worth of damage, officials said Wednesday.
State Insurance Commissioner John Doak announced that figure Wednesday in a statement to the press, adding that losses from the wreckage could equal the amount caused by the twister that struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, leaving 161 dead.
Nonetheless, a spokesperson from Doak's office told EFE that these are still very preliminary estimates and are based solely on a visual evaluation of the devastated area.
Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City, a scant 20 km from Moore, estimated the losses between $1.5 billion and $2 billion, and the number of citizens affected at 36,000.
The National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF5 - the most powerful - with winds of at least 320 kph (200 mph).
More than 13,000 homes were damaged by the tornado.
US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured Moore Wednesday and promised government aid to speed up the work of reconstruction.
The White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit Moore next Sunday to inspect "at first hand" the damage caused by the tornado.
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