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  • Q&A with Oklahoma emergency management director

    A safe room in every school? In the aftermath of the May 20 tornado, many state officials were saying it couldn’t be done. Albert Ashwood wasn’t among them....

    June 8, 2013

  • Moore businesses bouncing back in wake of tornado

    Business will soon be booming in Moore, said City Manager Stephen Eddy. While 36 businesses were destroyed and others affected by power outages and restricted access following the devastation of the May 20 F-5 tornado, the city is ...

    June 8, 2013

  • Storms cause millions of dollars of damage schools

    At least 56 school sites were damaged by the severe storms and tornados that ripped through the state from May 19 to 31, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced today. Three sites were completely destroyed in ...

    June 8, 2013

  • Canadian charity fights red tape

    Yards of red tape nearly derailed a Canadian charity’s efforts to help Oklahoma tornado victims....

    June 7, 2013

  • Tornado victims ‘bullied’

    Tornado victims should not be bullied into signing contracts, said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak Thursday at Moore City Hall. High pressure sales and bullying are the most common complaints being registered by victims following ...

    June 7, 2013

  • No cost for lost teaching certificates

    Many educators across the state lost a great deal during the severe storms and tornados that occurred in May. To help certified personnel, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced today that the State Department ...

    June 7, 2013

  • Moore mayor: Residents rebuilding

    MOORE — Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis, the city’s cheerleader in chief, said he believes about 90 percent of Moore tornado victims will rebuild there. On May 19 and May 20, when an EF-5 tornado tracked through Newcastle, south Oklahoma City and ...

    June 6, 2013

  • Sales of underground storm shelters increase

    Until recently, the staff at GroundSafe Shelters had to explain the details of underground storm shelters to customers. But that’s not the case anymore....

    June 6, 2013

  • shelter_2 Shelters give tornado victims a sense of peace and normalcy

    MOORE — For folks whose lives have been disrupted by chaos, a little bit of normalcy can go a long way....

    June 6, 2013 1 Photo

  • Student writes song for victims

    OKLAHOMA CITY —Rebekah Willoughby, self-taught musician and ninth-grader at Chickasha High School, will donate all proceeds from the sale of her song, Oklahoma Strong, to benefit victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore....

    June 6, 2013