MOORE, Okla. – Six months after a powerful and deadly EF- 5 tornado came through Moore, residents and businesses continue to rebuild.
Monday, the Moore Medical Center, which was destroyed by the storm, opened its doors to a temporary facility.
It sits in the Moore Medical Center’s parking lot, adjacent to where the destroyed building once stood.
Nick Stremble, the center’s nurse manager, was there on May 20.
He said, “I was there that day it happened. A few of the folks here today were there that day too, so it was kind of a big deal for them.”
The new building is a Modular building.
It’s similar to what was used in Joplin, Mo. after that tornado.
Some of the pieces and equipment are the exact ones used by Joplin to get through the rebuilding process.
Monday, the equipment and computers were up and running and the building passed its final health inspection.
The doors to the facility were opened at 12 p.m. Monday.
Dr. Robin Mantooth said, “We have full functioning capabilities like every other medical facility, so I think we will really be able to help the community here.”
This temporary building will be here while the permanent facility is being rebuilt.
Officials say that project will take about two years.