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Children are carried or led away from Briarwood Elementary School, which was also destroyed by the storm on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Hellstern / The Oklahoman

A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

Moore police officers dig through the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Okla. on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

An aerial view shows Briarwood Elementary with vehicles thrown about after Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

An aerial view shows the tornado's path through a residential area in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

A boy looks through the rubble of a home in a destroyed neighborhood in Moore, Okla. on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tannen Maury / EPA

An aerial view of the aftermath of Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., shows homes that have been destroyed across the street from other dwellings that appear untouched.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

Two women sort through debris as they look for belongings in a leveled home the day after a tornado hit in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Zurga / EPA

A man searches for belongings in the rubble of a home in a destroyed neighborhood in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tannen Maury / EPA

A truck is wrapped around a tree in a destroyed neighborhood in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tannen Maury / EPA

Two frightened and apparently lost dogs sit on a coffee table top in a destroyed neighborhood in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tannen Maury / EPA

Dalton Sprading, right, and his uncle Roger Craft salvage items from Sprading's tornado-ravaged home in Moore, Okla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

A tornado passes across south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Hellstern / The Oklahoman

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Powerful tornado slams Moore, Okla.

A tornado more than a mile with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. Hardest hit was the city of Moore.

Officials were still trying to determine the number of casualties and the cost of damaged property from the tornado that eerily followed almost the same route as the deadly storm of May 3, 1999. About 46 people were killed in the earlier tornado, which caused more than $1 billion in damage.

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