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Coverage of the deadly tornado that demolished homes and schools in Oklahoma on May 20.

By The Numbers: Oklahoma Tornado



    By The Numbers: Oklahoma Tornado
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    MOORE, OK- MAY 20: A Goodwill donation station is surrounded by debris after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

    An exceptionally devastating tornado hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday afternoon, twisting through subdivisions and across a highway, leaving debris and confusion in its wake. Some of the storm's effects can be measured in numbers:


    The number of dead, including at least 9 children

    More than 200

    Injured, including dozens of children


    Responders searched overnight for survivors


    Number of schools damaged, Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore and Briarwood in Oklahoma City


    Minutes between when National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 2:40 p.m. and when the tornado touched down in Newcastle, Okla., about 12 miles southwest of Moore


    Minutees the tornado was on the ground, from 2:56 p.m. CDT to 3:36 p.m. CDT


    Miles tornado traveled

    1 mile

    Width of tornado at points


    Days since the May 3, 1999, tornado in Moore, which followed the same route as Monday's tornado. More than 4 dozen people died in that storm, and 600 homes were damaged.

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