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Moore, Oklahoma Toughens Building Codes for Future Tornado Incursions

New residential building codes went into effect Thursday for one tornado-prone town. The city of Moore, Oklahoma is taking preventive measures to protect the area from any further destructive damages incurred from tornadoes. The city recently set in stone tough construction codes that will ensure every future home is built firmly to withstand winds up to 135 mph. This includes …

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Oklahoma Tornado Officially the Widest Ever Recorded in the U.S.

The tornado that hit just outside of El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31 is officially the widest tornado ever recorded in U.S. history. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) today declared that the tornado was 2.6 miles wide at its widest point. It has been upgraded to an EF-5 rating, and reportedly had wind speeds “well over” 200 miles per …

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Miranda Lambert: Tears During Oklahoma Benefit Performance

Last night, country music star Miranda Lambert took to the stage at the Healing in the Heartland benefit concert, televised live on network TV. The benefit for survivors of the recent deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was organized in part by Lambert’s husband, country music star Blake Shelton, who also hosted the event. Lambert was introduced by Shelton as “an …

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Matt Kemp Adds $250,000 Donation To Earlier Pledge

In the aftermath of this week’s tragic tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, many people across the country have rushed to do whatever they can to help. Donations of money, food, and other supplies have been sent by individuals and organizations in every corner of America. Midwest City, Oklahoma native Matt Kemp is certainly no exception. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder pledged …

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Oklahoma Tornado: Bank Vault Saves 24 Lives

Today, the nation watched as the aftermath of the Moore, Oklahoma F5 tornado poured in. Stories continued as the day went on, and while prayers were said, and people worried for the victims, stories of inspiration presented themselves as well. Whether it was a victim being reunited with her dog, Kevin Durant donating $1 million to Red Cross, or first …

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Oklahoma Tornado Captured By Guy Sticking His Hand Out of His Shelter

There have been a lot of incredible videos to come out of Monday’s massive tornado that hit the Moore, Oklahoma area. This fits the bill, but it comes with a twist. This guy filmed the tornado as it passed above his shelter. Crazy, right? I can’t even fault him for his vertical video – I mean, he’s filming a massive …

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Elderly Woman Finds Dog in OK Tornado Rubble During Interview with CBS

The situation is still fluid outside the Oklahoma City area, after a massive tornado ripped through the town of Moore leaving a path of destruction that rivals any storm in recent memory. As of Tuesday morning, reports indicate that dozens of people are dead, including some children. Crews are just beginning the daunting task of searching through the rubble. It’s …

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