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In pics: Tornado rips away buildings near Oklahoma City

World | IBNLive | May 21, 2013, 7:05 am
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 A man carries his belongings through debris after the suburb of Moore, Oklahoma was left devastated by a tornado, on May 21, 2013.
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A man carries his belongings through debris after the suburb of Moore, Oklahoma was left devastated by a tornado, on May 21, 2013.

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 An aerial view of damage to neighborhoods in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, is seen in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City.
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An aerial view of damage to neighborhoods in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013, is seen in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City.

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 Residents walk through debris of homes after the suburb of Moore, Oklahoma was left devastated by a tornado, May 21, 2013. The death toll in tornado reached 24.
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Residents walk through debris of homes after the suburb of Moore, Oklahoma was left devastated by a tornado, May 21, 2013. The death toll in tornado reached 24.

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 Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and survivors picked through the rubble of their shattered homes on Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, wiping out blocks of houses and killing at least 24 people.
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Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and survivors picked through the rubble of their shattered homes on Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, wiping out blocks of houses and killing at least 24 people.

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 A police car destroyed by a tornado stands on the street in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013.
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A police car destroyed by a tornado stands on the street in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013.

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 Storm chaser videographer and photographer Brad Mack records a tornado near a home in South Haven, in Kansas May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.
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Storm chaser videographer and photographer Brad Mack records a tornado near a home in South Haven, in Kansas May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.

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 Overturned cars are seen after a huge tornado touched down in the town of Moore, near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma May 20, 2013. The huge tornado that struck the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday was given a preliminary rating of at least EF4, or the second highest strength level, with winds of up to 200 miles per hour (321 kph), a US government agency said.
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Overturned cars are seen after a huge tornado touched down in the town of Moore, near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma May 20, 2013. The huge tornado that struck the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday was given a preliminary rating of at least EF4, or the second highest strength level, with winds of up to 200 miles per hour (321 kph), a US government agency said.

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 Destroyed cars are seen after a huge tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma May 20, 2013. A huge tornado with winds of up to 200 miles per hour devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, ripping up at least two elementary schools and a hospital and leaving a wake of tangled wreckage. At least four people were killed, KFOR television said, citing a reporter's eyewitness account, and hospitals said dozens of people were injured as the dangerous storm system threatened as many as 10 US states with more twisters.
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Destroyed cars are seen after a huge tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma May 20, 2013. A huge tornado with winds of up to 200 miles per hour devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, ripping up at least two elementary schools and a hospital and leaving a wake of tangled wreckage. At least four people were killed, KFOR television said, citing a reporter's eyewitness account, and hospitals said dozens of people were injured as the dangerous storm system threatened as many as 10 US states with more twisters.

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 Residents help repair the roof of their neighbour's house which was damaged by a fallen tree when a tornado swept through Shawnee, in Oklahoma May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.
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Residents help repair the roof of their neighbour's house which was damaged by a fallen tree when a tornado swept through Shawnee, in Oklahoma May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.

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 A damaged mobile home is pictured amid the debris after a tornado swept through Shawnee, in Oklahoma May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.
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A damaged mobile home is pictured amid the debris after a tornado swept through Shawnee, in Oklahoma May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.

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 Lightning from a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, Kansas strikes at an open field May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.
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Lightning from a tornadic thunderstorm passing over Clearwater, Kansas strikes at an open field May 19, 2013. A massive storm front swept north through the central United States on Sunday, hammering the region with fist-sized hail, blinding rain and tornadoes, including a half-mile wide twister that struck near Oklahoma City. News reports said at least one person had died.

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 An aerial view of damage to neighborhoods in Moore, May 21, 2013, is seen in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City.
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An aerial view of damage to neighborhoods in Moore, May 21, 2013, is seen in the aftermath of a tornado which ravaged the suburb of Oklahoma City.

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