Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

National and World

May 21, 2013

Devastation slows recovery effort in Moore


Monday’s storm struck at about 3 p.m. (Central time), at a time when schools were letting out, and carved up the area for about 40 minutes. In its wake a “debris ball,” that observers said measured about two miles by three miles remade the community's growing suburban landscape.

 The community’s hospital also faced the full force of the storm, although triage units were being set up near a new movie complex to help those with injuries. It also sustained damage. Officials said those more seriously injured would be taken to a hospital in Norman, the home of the University of Oklahoma.

Earlier reports said some people sustained “punch-line injuries” associated with flying debris. Many were spotted bleeding.

Oklahoma's worries are far from over. Other tornadoes were expected elsewhere as the bad weather tracked to the northeast. Tuesday, the National Weather Service has outlined an area from Texas up to the Great Lakes as potential storm targets.


Details for this story were provided by Oklahoma government officials, The Norman Transcript and The Associated Press.

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