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Coverage of the deadly tornado that demolished homes and schools in Oklahoma on May 20.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM EDT

WATCH: View of Tornado's Path of Destruction By Air

WATCH: View of Tornado's Path of Destruction By Air

"Today's" Natalie Morales reports from a helicopter on the destruction left behind by a tornado that hit Moore, Okla., looking down on the rubble that used to be an elementary school.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM EDT

During Tornado, Trapped Students Had Nowhere to Hide

During Tornado, Trapped Students Had Nowhere to Hide

When the sirens began wailing and teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., heard that a huge tornado was heading toward them, there was nowhere to hide, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT

More Rough Weather Hit Country Tuesday

More Rough Weather Hit Country Tuesday

About 9.5 million people remained under the threat of more "large and devastating" tornadoes Tuesday as the storm system that devastated the suburbs of Oklahoma City moved east, forecasters warned.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 06:39 AM EDT

How to Help Tornado Victims

How to Help Tornado Victims

Local schools, churches and community organizations are coordinating food and shelter for displaced residents and accepting donations of food, blankets and other items in the wake of a massive tornado that...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM EDT
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By Jerome McClendon

Dramatic Photos: Oklahoma Tornado Strike

A massive tornado touched down just south of Oklahoma City on Monday, ripping...View gallery

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 04:05 PM EDT

WATCH: Time-Lapse of Tornado's Path of Destruction

WATCH: Time-Lapse of Tornado's Path of Destruction

A massive 2-mile-wide tornado rips through southern Oklahoma City on Monday. This footage has been sped up by 10X.

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 03:54 PM EDT

Oklahoma Tornado: Videos, Images from the Ground

Oklahoma Tornado: Videos, Images from the Ground

A massive 200 mph tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City area on Monday afternoon and left a 20-mile path of destruction in its wake. At least 24 people were killed, the Oklahoma City medical examiner said,...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT

Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History Since 1900

Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History Since 1900

Most remember the 158 deaths in Joplin, Mo., tornado in 2011, but it was not the worst in the past century. Others have included 695 deaths, March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana and 216 deaths,...

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