Tornado two-miles wide devastates OK suburb

Tornado two-miles wide devastates OK suburb

Credit: KFOR

A tornado devastated Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 21 at 10:08 AM

MOORE, Okla.  -- Authorities say an elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide tornado.

Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says there is no word of injuries from the elementary school. Knight says the school suffered "extensive damage" on Monday afternoon.

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Neighborhoods in Moore, Okla., are flattened and buildings are on fire. Television footage on Monday afternoon showed homes and buildings that had been reduced to rubble in the city south of Oklahoma City. Footage also showed vehicles littering roadways south and southwest of Oklahoma City.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The suburb of Moore was hit hard by a tornado in 1999. The storm had the highest winds ever recorded near the earth's surface.

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