2 Schools Flattened, 24 Dead In Oklahoma Tornado [VIDEO]
The good news coming from Oklahoma today is that the death toll is about half of what was reported last night, and more and more people are being found alive.
The search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. yesterday brings hope to the small town of 40,000. Adults and children are being found, and the medical examiner’s office has revised the death toll from 51 to 24, including nine children.
Oklahoma medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said this morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. The original death toll included 20 children.
Imagine going to pick up your child from school and arriving the location only to find a pile of bricks and screaming students stuck under piles of debris! I can’t even imagine that feeling of horror wondering if my daughter will be found dead or alive.
Two elementary schools were in the path of Monday’s tornado, which boasted wind speeds of up to 200 MPH. Oklahoma City police spokesman Sgt. Gary Knight said seven of the young victims were from Plaza Towers Elementary School.
We continue to pray for the families who are dealing with the loss of their homes, cars and loved ones caught up in the wrath of the E4 tornado these past two days!