No fatalities, major injuries reported after tornado touched down in Moore

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MOORE, Okla. – A tornado dropped down on the City of Moore Wednesday evening, tearing roofs off houses and snapping power lines.

The tornado’s track was not far from the deadly path of the May 20, 2013 twister.

Fortunately, city officials say there were no fatalities.

However, officials say 26 people were injured, but they all appear to be minor injuries.

Just north of S.W. 4th and Janeway Ave., trees were uprooted and several homes suffered roof damage.

About a third of Greg Best’s roof was torn from his home.

He and his father bought a storm shelter for moments like this. However, he says the tornado struck so fast, they didn’t have enough time to get to it.

Next door, the entire roof was ripped off.

Another neighbor, Darryl Moss, said his family rode out the storm in the bathtub.

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, with the Moore Police Department, said Southgate Elementary suffered heavy damage, but school had already ended hours before the storm came through the area.

Mayor Glenn Lewis said a hazmat crew was called out to check on a semi truck that was pushed off the road.

Moore Medical Center, which was devastated two years ago, suffered minor damage but was able to continue accepting patients, the mayor said.

Sgt. Lewis said anyone wanting to help residents affected by the tornado should contact the police department, but added the level of help needed was obviously nowhere near what it was 22 months ago.

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