Moments ago, a massive tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, just south of Oklahoma City. It’s estimated the powerful twister was two miles wide when it hit the area. The preliminary rating of damage created by the tornado is at least EF4 (winds 166 to 200 mph), according to the National Weather Service
Right now, our affiliate KFOR has a helicopter above Moore showing homes and schools, including Plaza Towers Elementary School, left in ruins for miles. Buildings are completely leveled, and cars are mangled in piles. Reporter Lance West says the basketball court is being set up as a triage area at one of the schools. An urgent search and rescue effort is underway.
And the severe weather is not over. More tornadoes are hitting the region. CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers is tracking the weather and he’ll have the latest tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET. We also have a team of reporters on the scene with more information on the devastating aftermath.
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