A TV crew was there as a survivor of the Oklahoma tornado found her dog in the rubble of what had been their home.
Brian Noonan checks in with Randy Renner at KTOK in Oklahoma City after tornadoes ripped through that area. A mile-wide tornado destroyed numerous buildings and left many injured or killed. Despite all the chaos, people are still hopeful and helpful, including offering shelter to those whose homes were destroyed.
WGN Radio legend Max Armstrong describes the scene at the Oklahoma City airport as the tornado approached. Armstrong also thinks back on the Plainfield tornado and discusses what it means to be in tornado alley.
At least 24 people were killed by a massive 2-mile wide tornado that tore a 20-mile path of destruction through the suburbs south of Oklahoma City. The official death toll was revised down on Tuesday morning, though many more are missing. Much of the devastation was centered in the town of Moore, which was also hit by a tornado in 1999. First responders continue to search for the missing among the remains of buildings, including several schools, many of which were reduced to piles of rubble.
Extreme meteorologist and storm chaser Reed Timmer joins Bill Leff to relay his experience intercepting a tornado while in Oklahoma. To read and see more about Timmer’s storm chasing visits his website tvnweather.com.
(This interview was recorded hours before the devastating Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013.)