BREAKING: Extremely large and damaging tornado hits Moore Oklahoma

5:12 pm in Uncategorized by cmaukonen

A huge killer tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma this afternoon.  Entire blocks of homes and businesses completely destroyed, with at least one elementary school decimated with multiple fatalities.  Reported by the KFOR TV meteorologist as 3 times the size of the May 3, 1999 tornado that hit the area.  As many as 30 children may have perished in the storm.

Here is a link to the Live report from KFORAnd one from KOCO TV.

UPDATE:  37 fatalities so far confirmed by the medical examiner.  AP – http://bigstory.ap.org/article/tornadoes-slam-plains-midwest-1-dead-okla

MyFDL Editor’s Note: Community activists, as well as members of Occupy, Anonymous and Tar Sands Blockade are creating community-driven relief efforts. Please check the hashtag #OpOK for info.