Massive Tornado Causes Large Swath Of Destruction In Suburban Moore, Oklahoma


Plaza Towers Elementary School student Lavontey Rodriguez sits at the... News Photo2013 Moore Tornado,Accidents and Disasters,Destruction,Extreme Weather,Horizontal,Moore - Oklahoma,Natural Disaster,Oklahoma,Parking,Sitting,Student,Tornado,USAPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPlaza Towers Elementary School student Lavontey Rodriguez sits at the parking lot of their tornado devastated school on May 22, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Seven children died in the school during the tornado. As rescue efforts in Oklahoma wound down, residents turned to the daunting task of rebuilding a US heartland community shattered by a vast tornado that killed at least 24 people. The epic twister, two miles (three kilometers) across, flattened block after block of homes as it struck mid-afternoon on May 20, hurling cars through the air, downing power lines and setting off localized fires in a 45-minute rampage. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)