Tornadoes

7:23pm

Fri May 31, 2013
Around the Nation

Tornadoes Again Threaten Oklahoma City

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 4:51 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. It has been another day of terrible tornadoes in Oklahoma. Supercells have moved across the state focusing their fury on the Oklahoma City metro area. It was just two weeks ago that another tornado devastated the city of Moore, killing 24 people.

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3:49pm

Fri May 31, 2013
Around the Nation

In Ohio Town, Okla. Twister Conjures Echoes Of 1974 Disaster

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 7:23 pm

In 1974, a young Xenia, Ohio, resident sweeps the slab of a house that was destroyed in a tornado that struck the town April 3.
AP

When a tornado roars into a populated area, the change is often drastic and deadly, and it happens within minutes. As the people of Oklahoma struggle to look beyond this month's devastating storms, residents of Xenia, Ohio, are reflecting on the tornado of 1974.

Xenia, in southwest Ohio near Dayton, became well-known to the nation that year. "Everywhere I go, and I've been all over the U.S., if I say I'm from Xenia people say, 'tornado,' " says Catherine Wilson, who runs the historical society in Xenia. She still gets a lot of questions about the twister.

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9:35am

Fri May 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Two More Days Of Severe Weather Warnings For Hard-Hit States

Originally published on Fri May 31, 2013 10:24 pm

This ominous-looking wall of clouds formed near Purcell, Okla., on Thursday. There were more tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas as severe weather continued to pummel those states.
Alonzo Adams AP

Update at 12:22 a.m. ET. Medical Examiner Confirms 5 Killed

The Associated Press is reporting that the Oklahoma medical examiner's office says 5 people have been killed in the tornado outbreak in the Oklahoma suburbs.

Update at 9:55 p.m. ET. Highway Patrol Says Two Killed:

A mother and baby were killed in the Oklahoma City area during the storm, the Associated Press reports, citing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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7:39am

Thu May 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Tornadoes, Severe Storms Again Forecast For U.S. Midsection

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 3:27 pm

Thursday's forecast: More storms across the nation's midsection.
National Weather Service

6:23am

Thu May 30, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert's Tears At 'Healing In The Heartland'

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 10:55 am

Miranda Lambert during her performance at Wednesday's Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert in Oklahoma City.
Trae Patton/NBC Getty Images

There were several emotional moments during Wednesday's nationally broadcast "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert to raise money for victims of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., and nearby communities.

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