MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Communities in the tornado-prone Midwest are increasingly building “safe rooms” in public schools. But this week’s deadly tornado near Oklahoma City highlights how storm protection in the nation’s schools is inconsistent.
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma state medical examiner’s office says that 20 children are among the dead in the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City suburbs.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Officials in Joplin, Mo., have brought together a team of public safety employees they are sending to tornado-stricken Moore.