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May 22, 2013

Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion

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"Oh thank God," she said, laughing, when a grandson brought over her keys. "We can get in the house."

Rescue workers have been searching tirelessly for survivors and victims, despite the difficulty of navigating devastated neighborhoods because all the street signs were gone. Some rescuers used smartphones or GPS devices to guide them through areas with no recognizable landmarks.

Moore Fire Chief Gary Bird said Tuesday he was confident there are no more bodies or survivors in the rubble. Every damaged home had been searched at least once, Bird said, but his goal was to conduct three searches of each building just to be certain there were no more bodies or survivors.

"I'm 98 percent sure we're good," Bird said.

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