Moore rebuilding six months after deadly tornado

MOORE, Okla. – It has been six months since powerful tornadoes tore through central Oklahoma, destroying schools and homes in Moore.

Despite the devastation, the city has a lot to be thankful for as the year continues.

City leaders say more than 1,100 homes were destroyed on May 20 but almost 800 graphicbuilding and remodel permits have been issued since that time.

Debris cleanup has cost the city $14.9 million.

In addition, 100,000 claims have been filed, adding up to a total cost of $1.1 billion.

Businesses have also rebounded with double-digit sales tax growth each month since June.

Deidre Ebrey, Moore’s director of economic development, stopped by our studios with a closer look at how far the city has come.