LIVE UPDATES: Oklahoma tornado recovery
Live updates from the 4Warn Storm Team on severe weather, tornadoes and damage.
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Moore Schools students and parents are encouraged to come to their school on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon to collect their things and say goodbye to teachers for the summer break. Plaza Tower students should go to East Lake and Briarwood students should go to Wayland Bonds.
Still too dangerous to move into the ground zero area of Moore. Authorities and Nat’l Guard (and Highway Patrol) will be working until dusk clearing streets so debris-moving machines can access what’s needed.
National Weather Service: tornado was 190MPH
Prelim report: Tornado path was 17 miles long, EF4 rating. NWS teams still surveying damage
School officials: Our hearts go out to the families; we are suffering just like you
Superintendent of Moore schools: we have suffered a devastating loss and are reviewing our emergency procedures. Will still hold graduation
Gov. Mary Fallin: at least 237 injured from Monday’s tornadoes
Fire Chief of Moore: Officials have searched most of the homes. They will continue to go through every damaged building 3 times.
FEMA administrator Craig Fugate: Let people know you’re okay so we’re not looking for people we don’t need to be looking for.
FEMA administrator Craig Fugate: Use text-messaging, stay off the phones.
Gov Mary Fallin:”We know bodies have been taken 2 med examiners office but we’ve also heard there may b bodies taken to local funeral homes”
Gov Fallin: We have set up a hotline for anyone needing assistance 1-800-621-FEMA
Gov Fallin: We have set up a state website for any one needing assistance, okstrong.ok.gov
Gov Fallin: ‘we will rebuild’ after tornado leaves at least 24 dead.
Gov Fallin: To all the first responders, so many fire, police, emergency personnel- Thank you very very much and job well done to help so many people in need
Gov Fallin: I had a phone call a few minutes ago with President Obama. FEMA is here to help.
Gov Fallin: The path is 20 miles long, 2 miles in width. We flew over the schools. I got to see the terrible destruction.
Gov Mary Fallin: I had the opportunity to fly over the debris, it was hard to look at
We are expecting a news conference shortly from Moore city officials
The victim’s names are not being released at this time.
Amy Elliot: all 24 (victims) came from general Moore area; few from businesses; others in school or house
Amy Elliot: The 51 were reported deceased. We believe the victims were double reported. To my knowledge there are 24 fatalities as of now
Amy Elliot: Death toll could rise. 7 of the young victims were found at the school, 2 were found else where.
Amy Elliot: 24 fatalities from the tornado-9 in which are children
The medical examiner’s office is expected to hold a news conference shortly
President Obama has ended his news conference
Obama: “We are a nation that stands with our fellow citizens as long as it takes”
Obama: For those that want to help go to the American Red Cross website
Obama: We don’t yet know the full extent of the damage from this week’s storm
Obama: Oklahoma needs to get everything it needs right away
Obama: Neighborhoods were destroyed within an instant.
Obama: “The people of Moore should know that their country will remain on the ground — for them, beside them — for as long as it takes.”
Obama: “Our prayers are with the people of #Oklahoma today.”
President Obama is addressing the devastation in Oklahoma
City of Moore has no running water. Crews working to get it fixed ASAP.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has over a decade of experience helping children cope with disaster. Here are some resources they have put together to help your children cope with these devastating tornadoes: http://on.kfor.com/C9clpSW
OCCC is closed Tuesday. All classes have been canceled.
Very early Tuesday morning the Today Show’s Matt Lauer will fly with Bob Moore Chopper 4 Pilot Jon Welsh to survey the tornado damage.
Watch LIVE starting Tuesday morning: http://www.kfor.com/live
Storms expected again early Tuesday morning. Storms out by afternoon.
OHP enforcing curfew in Moore area damaged by tornado.
If you find displaced animals, you can take them to the Animal Resource Center at 7949 S. I-35 Service Rd. (405) 604-2892. They are also offering displaced people shelter for the night.
As of 9:45 p.m., medical examiner’s office said
51 confirmed deaths
233 confirmed injuries
@Chesapeake pledging $1M to @RedCross for Oklahoma tornado relief.
Info on how to help Okla. tornado victims and shelter info: http://on.kfor.com/i3pLs4l
All Moore public schools closed Tuesday.
Red Cross has opened a shelter for tornado victims at St. Andrews Church S.W. 119th St. & S. May. in Moore. DETAILS: http://on.kfor.com/0qi8RKQ
All children that have not been reunited with their parents are being taken to St. Andrew’s Methodist Church on 119th and South May.
Reminder – visit the below Red Cross link to register yourself as safe and to search for friends and family members if needed.
As many as 37 killed so far in Moore tornado. Number expected to rise. MORE: http://on.kfor.com/yJQziWG
Feed the Children is accepting donations of diapers, canned goods, sports drinks and water at their location on 29 N McCormick, their McCormick Distribution Center.
AP: State medical examiner reports 37 people killed in this storm.
Meg Alexander: Some looting reporting at the Moore Medical Center, but the National Guard has been deployed to guard the area.
OU opening housing for families displaced by tornado.
Call (405) 325-2511 for help.
Very sad news from KFOR’s Lance West: search and rescue said there don’t appear to be any more survivors at Plaza Towers Elementary. Seven children’s bodies were removed from the school, and they believe 20 to 30 more children may be inside, but do not believe there are any more survivors.
If you know young 9-year-old Kaley Hawkins or her parents, she is at the Healthplex Medical Center off I-35, please call 307-2713.
24 victims are assumed to be in the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary school.
The effort at the elementary school is now a recovery mission and not a search rescue effort, according to KFOR’s Lance West.
OU opening housing for displaced families. Getting information and will pass along asap.
Track of May 3rd, 1999 tornado and today’s tornado very similar.
Safeandwell.org is the Red Cross site where you can register yourself as safe, or search for friends and family members.
9 critical and 9 serious condition patients at Southwest Medical Center.
Tornado knocked out Draper water treatment plant. Southeast OKC residents, do not drink water.
If you are trying to contact friends or family in the area, you might have a better chance texting rather than attempting to telephone since the connection is spotty.
KFOR’s Meg Alexander reports at least 4 found dead at 4th and Telephone, including a 7 month old baby.
Ardmore, take shelter now. Tornado headed for you. LIVE COVERAGE: http://www.kfor.com/live
At least 15 students from Briarwood Elementary at 15613 Vicki Drive in Moore, for parents to pick them up.
Students who were in Plaza Towers Elementary tell KFOR’s Jesse Wells that they were hugging and clinging to the walls of their school as the tornado passed over.
KFOR meteorologist Mike Morgan said the path of destruction looks 3x worse than the May 3 tornado outbreak.
It’s an all call for first responders in Moore. If you are an AUTHORIZED first responder, please make your way there. Only authorized first responders at this time, please.
I-35 Southbound shut down at I-240, diverting all southbound traffic to I-40E/B. All lanes are reserved for first responders only.
Moore Medical Center hard hit, suffered damage. AMC bowling alley completely demolished.
Children being rescued from Plaza Towers elementary. Preliminary report: 75 children taking shelter in school.
Some children were sheltered at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore. Crews said there are some injuries. Working to confirm with Moore schools.
Lance West talked to a man who said children were in school hit in Moore & crews are working to pull them out. Working to confirm w with Moore schools.
West Moore is letting students out.
Tornadoes tear through Moore wiping out neighborhoods, two schools and businesses.
Moore tornado hit Plaza Towers school. Working to confirm other Moore school hit.
Two schools hit in Moore. Bob Moore Chopper 4 over scene. http://www.kfor.com/live
Major damage reported at S. 149th St. and May in Moore.
Moore tornado may cross Sooner Rd. at 134th St. Get to safe spot underground.
Tornado tracking East into neighborhoods again. Tornado may be 2 miles wide in Moore.
Power flashes on E. of I-35 in Moore. Heavy debris near Warren Theatre. LIVE storm coverage: http://www.kfor.com/live
Mile and quarter wide tornado S. 16th St. to S. 166th St. Heaviest debris on 119th st.
West Moore, Mid-Del students being held at school until storm passes.
Center of Moore tornado May Ave. and S. 19th. Going towards Warran Theatre, West Moore High School. Watch LIVE: http://www.kfor.com/live
Mile-wide wedge tornado in Moore. Get underground.
Moore, get to safe spot. Storm headed straight for you.
I-44 on Bailey Turnpike. Tornado on ground. WATCH: http://www.kfor.com/live
MidDel school buses being held. No children out on buses at this time.
Possible tornado headed for Newcastle casino. Take shelter. Baseball-size hail.
Tornado Warnings: Garvin County, Stephens County, Grady County, Carter County.
No classes Monday for Bethel Acres and Little Ax. School canceled after tornadoes.
Gov. Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 16 Okla. counties.
1 Day Ranch offering to take care of live stock & animals if your ranch was damaged in tornadoes. MORE: http://www.1dayranch.com/aboutus/
Traffic backed up 5 to 7 miles on I-40 and Highway 177 in Shawnee where semis blown off overpass. Find alternate route.
Some of worst damage we have seen so far is in the Twin Lakes area and the area just outside of Wellston. PHOTOS: http://on.kfor.com/gg65TDO
Stay away from Waterloo & Sorghum Mill Rd. Crews working to help with residents & tornado damage in that Edmond area.
Red Cross confirmed they have received word of a person killed near Dale, Okla. where a tornado passed through earlier. This is the first confirmed fatality from these tornadoes.
Storm trackers reporting debris falling from sky near Stroud. Working to confirm where debris came from. Possibly Shawnee about 30 miles away.
New Tornado Warnings issued: Creek, Lincoln, Pottawatomie counties under warning.
LIVE WEATHER UPDATES: http://www.kfor.com/live
Two tornadoes on ground one northwest of Shawnee, the other northeast of Shawnee. Second one is smaller. Get to safe spots.
Major damage from tornado north of I-40 in Shawnee and a second one forming behind it.
Reed Timmer on storm with debris flying through air. Hit houses in area. Cars flipped. Semi rolled in NW Shawnee.
LIVE STREAMING COVERAGE: www. kfor.com/live
Tornado headed straight for Shawnee mall. Take cover.
Multiple power flashes with large tornado on ground near Bethel Acres. Headed for Shawnee. Get underground.
Tornado headed straight for Shawnee. Take shelter. Be in safe spot. Watch live streaming coverage http://www.kfor.com/live
Bethel Acres, storm headed for you. Must be below ground. Storm is too strong for closet, bathroom.
Tornado reported on northwestern side of Lake Thunderbird. Stay weather aware: http://www.kfor.com/live
Debris ball in Norman on Main St. near 36th St. and 48th St. Get to safe spot. Heading to cross Lake Thunderbird.
Developing tornado over Main St. and I-35. Get to safe spot. LIVE WEATHER UPDATES: http://www.kfor.com/live
Possible developing tornado over Norman near Main St. and Lindsey St. West of Norman HS. GET TO SAFE SPOT.
Tornado sirens going off in Norman.
Ping pong ball to baseball-sized hail in Cleveland County. Large hail reported near Norman.
TORNADO WARNING issued for Norman; Cleveland, McClain counties.
Power flashes in Carney. GET TO SAFE SPOT. Get live weather coverage on mobile device: http://www.kfor.com/appcenter.
Debris & power poles down in Fallis.
Carney, get out of way & underground. Closet won’t work with this tornado headed for you.
Bob Moore Chopper 4 pilot Jon Welsh said Harrah/Luther tornado took out homes, ripped trees from ground. Wellston, get to safe spot.
Tornado on ground northeast of Harrah power plant. GET TO SAFE SPOT.
TORNADO WARNING in effect for Lincoln County. Stay 4Warned with LIVE STREAMING weather coverage: http://www.kfor.com/live
According to Kevin Ogle, lots of debris from tornado in Edmond near 15th St. and Bryant. Brick walls down. No homes leveled. Just trees & roof damage.
Supercell near Blanchard coming up Highway 9 could mean trouble Goldsby, Norman. Has potential for tornado.
Tornado confirmed on ground in Edmond. Damage confirmed, emergency crews on scene.