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May 22nd, 2013
11:19 AM ET

Victims left to pick up the pieces: Early Start's John Berman takes a closer look inside tornado victim's homes

Victim's recount what they did to survive the tornado, and they survey the damage after widespread devastation.

READ MORE: Mayor of tornado-ravaged town: New law needed to keep people safe


Filed under: Oklahoma • storm • Tornado
May 22nd, 2013
11:11 AM ET

Capturing the tornado's fury

19-year-old Charles Gafford captured amazing footage of the inside of the tornado from  his storm shelter. He was able to record from inside his storm shelter, and captured an amazing up-close imagery of this devastating tornado.  Gafford said he was 'absolutely terrified,' but he still 'felt safe.'

Gafford said it was a 'grueling two minutes' watching the tornado completely destroy everything in the neighborhood.

 After the tornado passed through Gafford and everyone with him went across the street to Briarwood Elementary School where they helped pull people out of the rubble to safety.


Filed under: Oklahoma • storm • Tornado
May 22nd, 2013
11:02 AM ET

Heartache in Oklahoma: Nine children among 24 killed by EF5 tornado

CNN's Nick Valencia reports on if people are still unaccounted for after a devastating EF5 Tornado rips through Moore, Oklahoma.
24 people were killed by the tornado, nine of which were children.  Among the children killed was 9-year-old Jenae Hornsby who was killed during the tornado.

 

READ MORE: Families remember Oklahoma tornado victims


Filed under: Oklahoma • storm • Tornado
May 22nd, 2013
07:57 AM ET

Lambert family has lived through three deadly tornadoes in Moore, OK

The Lambert family shares their experience surviving through three deadly tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, including how they braved the storm on Monday.

Stephanie Lambert Lunsford says she felt the community had some warning and knew to take cover on Monday. "I think the prior two tornadoes helped those that have been through it know this is what we need to do," she says.

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Filed under: Oklahoma • Tornado
May 21st, 2013
10:30 AM ET

Storm chasers capture haunting footage from Tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma

Basehunters Chasing captures haunting video from the Tornado that caused mass destruction in the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Storm chasers Colt Forney and Lauren Hill are on 'Early Start' talking with Chris Cuomo about this devastating tornado they captured on video.


Filed under: Oklahoma • storm • Tornado • Weather
May 21st, 2013
09:44 AM ET

Students unaccounted for after tornado hits 2 elementary schools: CNN's Pamela Brown reports

CNN's Pamela Brown reports on the two elementary schools hit by a devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. The school in the direct path of the storm was Plaza Towers Elementary School. About 75 students and staff members were hunkered down in Plaza Towers when the tornado struck.

READ MORE: 51 killed in mammoth Oklahoma tornado; 40 more bodies expected


Filed under: Oklahoma • storm • Tornado • Weather
May 21st, 2013
09:32 AM ET

Tornado hits Moore Medical Center: CNN's Nick Valencia Reports

CNN's Nick Valencia discusses the Moore Medical Center which was 'reduced to rubble,' following the deadly tornado that tore through the town of Moore, Oklahoma on Monday evening.  All patients and hospital staff were moved to the basement of the building, and no tornado related injuries occurred.

READ MORE: 51 killed in mammoth Oklahoma tornado; 40 more bodies expected


Filed under: Oklahoma • storm • Tornado • Weather
May 21st, 2013
06:53 AM ET

Injuries may result in 'major trauma' in aftermath of Oklahoma tornado- Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports

CNN has the latest developments on the deadly tornado that struck an area outside Oklahoma City yesterday. Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains the minor and major injuries people may be facing in the wake of the devastation. "About half of the injuries are going to be from flying debris," she says, "especially wood." Then "much of the rest would be people who were actually hit by the tornado, where the tornado actually lifted them up, dropped them down."

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Filed under: Emergency rescue • Medical • storm • Tornado
May 20th, 2013
12:05 PM ET

Storm Chasers Brandon Sullivan and Brett Wright shot terrifying footage of tornadoes in Oklahoma

Brandon Sullivan and Brett Wright are storm chasers from TornadoTitans.com. The pair shot terrifying footage of tornados in central Oklahoma.

Brandon and Brett share their footage with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin on 'Early Start.'

 


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
May 20th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Tornadoes Devastate Midwest: At least 4 Tornadoes touchdown in Kansas

Randy Duncan is talking with Zoraida Sambolin on 'Early Start'. He is the director of emergency management for Sedwick County in Kansas. Sedgwick County faced at least 4 tornadoes.

Duncan reports that the county saw 'no fatalities,' and no major injuries. He reports that about 22 structures were damaged.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
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