Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado: Focus Shifts To Rebuilding

After three days of combing through the wreckage of their storm-shattered community, officials in Moore, Oklahoma, say all residents have been accounted for.

That news comes as the town starts to look toward the monumental task of rebuilding after a monster tornado with ferocious winds of at least 200mph carved a 17-mile path of destruction through neighbourhoods and schools, damaging up to 13,000 homes and causing $2bn (£1.33bn) of damage.

Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis says the final six people thought still missing on Wednesday are now accounted for - five of them found alive, while one was identified among the 24 people who lost their lives in the storm.