Moore tornado News

Backers of Oklahoma School Storm Shelters not Giving Up

It’s been a little more than a year since seven children were killed when a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, but their families are still no closer to the goal of placing storm shelters in every …

Opinion: 1 Year Later, Moore Is Study in Resilience

One year ago today, a deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., making it the third most violent storm in less than 15 years to pummel the small city, which was struck by an EF5 tornado in 1999, and an …

Oklahoma Kids Get Helmets for Tornado Protection

As many as 34,000 students and workers in the Moore school district in Oklahoma soon will have access to helmets to protect them during severe weather. Moore Helmets for Schools, a group of volunteers headed by the mother of a …

Oklahoma Legislators Push Statewide Vote on School Storm Shelters

A group of Democratic legislators is launching a signature drive for a public vote on a $500 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters in Oklahoma schools. Rush Springs Democratic Rep. Joe Dorman said a group of lawmakers, attorneys …

Oklahoma Officials Place May 20 Tornado Toll at 25

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner has increased the toll from the May 20 tornado at Moore after the death of a 90-year-old woman critically injured in the storm. Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said that the death of Kathryn Begay pushed the death …

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Hosts Recovery Roundup in Moore

Central Oklahoma storm survivors still dealing with insurance issues are invited to a recovery assistance event hosted by the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). The Recovery Roundup will be held Aug. 17 at Southmoore High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 …

Oklahoma Tornado Cost Insurers as Much as $3.5 Billion: RMS

The tornado that leveled an Oklahoma City suburb last week probably cost insurers $2 billion to $3.5 billion in claims, according to catastrophe modeler Risk Management Solutions Inc. The estimate includes damage to personal, commercial and industrial property as well …