By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many states get hit frequently with tornadoes and other natural catastrophes, but Oklahoma is Disaster Central.
The twister that devastated Moore, Okla., was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the Sooner state in the past 60 years. Only
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - After living nearly 20 years in their one-story brick home, Sherry and Larry Wells finally won the lottery - for a state rebate on a home storm shelter, that is. A contractor finished installing the concrete bunker beneath the slab of their
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week's tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins. Some children carried thank-you cards. A first-grader was eager to see
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma City police have corrected a damage estimate from the tornado that swept through an Oklahoma City suburb. At a news conference on Thursday, police spokesman Dexter Nelson misspoke when he said there were 1,200 homes damaged or destroyed by Monday's
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Emergency officials say they don't know how many Oklahoma residents have been displaced by Monday's tornado because many people have been taken in by relatives. Only two dozen or so have stayed overnight at Red Cross shelters. Some 13,000 homes were
By SEAN MURPHYAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A massive tornado was carving its way through town. There was no time to hesitate. LaTisha Garcia had to get to her children.
And so she raced against the storm. She had 30 miles to cover from her job in Edmond to Plaza Towers Elementary School,
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Having lived most of her life in this Oklahoma City suburb, Barbara Bryen never feared twisters. They were just part of life in a particularly deadly stretch of Tornado Alley.
She always thought the closet just inside her front door was
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Friends and family are attending funeral services for a 9-year-old girl killed by Monday's tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb. Thursday's funeral for Antonia Candelaria was the first since the storm that killed 24 people. Ten of the victims were
By The Associated PressAssociated Press
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's collection includes tornado
By SEAN MURPHY, RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, DAVID A. LIEB and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - One loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed "The Wall" because of the force he brought to the soccer field.
When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., it took