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Moore, Okla

May 30, 2013 — Among several emotional moments during Wednesday's benefit concert for victims of the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., Lambert's struggle to sing through tears is worth watching.
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May 26, 2013 — The heart of Tornado Alley is home to one of the fastest-growing Latino populations in the country. After last week's devastating twister, the community faces some unique challenges — including protecting vital documents and overcoming the fear of asking for help.
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May 24, 2013 — Residents can now get into their devastated neighborhoods without passing through police checkpoints. Meanwhile, there's word that insurance policies may cover less of the cost of damages than in past disasters.
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May 23, 2013 — There were hugs and tears, smiles and laughter on Thursday, as students and teachers from Plaza Towers Elementary School, destroyed in Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., reunited. The school district reopened all of its schools just for the day on what would have been the final day of classes before summer vacation.
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May 23, 2013 — Among the first to be remembered is 9-year-old Antonia Candelaria, one of 7 children killed at their elementary school. She and her best friend, Emily Conatzer, were holding on to each other when they both died.
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May 22, 2013 — Officials think they've found all the survivors, and victims, of the massive tornado that devastated the community of Moore. The official death toll stands at 24. More than 230 people are said to have been injured.
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May 21, 2013 — A high water table and red clay that soaks up the moisture make dry basements an expensive and iffy proposition right in the heart of Tornado Alley.
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May 21, 2013 — The warning is issued by forecasters in the deadliest of situations. It was first used during a storm eerily similar to Monday's. It was 1999 and the Norman, Okla., office foretold a twister that left 46 people dead and injured 800.
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