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    A massive tornado struck a suburb of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon. Details of the destruction are coming in thick and fast from CNN crews, our affiliates and witnesses.

    http://www.cbs19.tv/story/22302196/t...ma-city-suburb

    http://www.news9.com/story/22301266/...mentary-school

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    Updated at 5:41 p.m. ET: Lance West, a reporter for CNN affiliate KFOR, says there are people pulling students from a classroom at an elementary school heavily damaged by the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. There are no immediate reports on the condition of the children.

    Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET: Congressman Tom Cole, who lives in Moore, Oklahoma, tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer the damage he is seeing on television looks as bad as a 1999 tornado that destroyed more than 1,000 houses in his hometown.

    Updated at 5:11 p.m. ET: McClain County Undersheriff Bill Shobe reports there is significant damage near Newcastle, Oklahoma. Shobe went on to say there are a lot of structures with damage north of Newcastle and in the town of Tuttle. Most of the damage is parallel to Highway 37, he said.

    Updated at 5:05 p.m. ET: Moore Medical Center in Oklahoma was evacuated after it sustained damages from the tornado, a hospital spokeswoman told
    CNN's Sarah Baker. All patients are being evacuated to Norman Regional Hospital and Health Plex Hospital, and residents injured in the storm are being told to go to those centers as well.

    Updated at 4:58 p.m. ET: Areas of metropolitan Oklahoma City appeared to be in shreds Monday afternoon. "The houses are destroyed. ... Completely leveled," a helicopter pilot for CNN affiliate KFOR said. A school was apparently among the structures leveled by the twister.

    Previously reported:

    A tornado struck just south of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, ripping apart homes and other buildings in populated areas.

    The National Weather Service issued a rare tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, meaning that significant and widespread damage and fatalities were likely.

    Video from CNN affiliates showed a funnel cloud stretching from the sky to the ground, kicking up debris.

    The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, Oklahoma, in the southern part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, CNN affiliate KFOR reported.

    Meteorologists warned residents to go underground to survive a direct hit from the tornado.
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    Watching it now. Just incredible devastation. An elementary school was hit. I'm about 100 miles east and we are on alert. One touched down about twenty miles north of me too. Linker SNIC is actually closer to Moore where the big one hit.


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    Watching now. Saying it was one mile wide at the base. Holy crap.
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    Local news(Tulsa) just said 2 1/2 miles wide. There are also saying its worse then May 3rd 1999. I wasn't here then, but it's supposedly the strongest recorded wind speed.


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    Had to have been an F5 then, right?
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    I could have my info wrong, or simply misunderstood, but they are saying the one that hit in Moore was a F4. They interviewed a gentleman that was in the 1999 tornado- and this one- and he says this one is worse. The news footage they are showing is just heartbreaking.


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    They said F-5. About the same as Joplin, MO
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    My son was a few miles away from the tornado. He said he couldn't see it because it was rain-wrapped. It took him four hours to drive home: a 15-mile drive.

    I just got off the phone with him. He was upset, I could tell. He was crying, he said. He's never seen such devastation. The destruction, the thought of all those dead children in the school...it made him want to throw up. He was so happy to get home to see his wife and daughter.

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    The same area of the Oklahoma City suburbs struck by Monday's tornadoes was hit in 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    My son was a few miles away from the tornado. He said he couldn't see it because it was rain-wrapped. It took him four hours to drive home: a 15-mile drive.

    I just got off the phone with him. He was upset, I could tell. He was crying, he said. He's never seen such devastation. The destruction, the thought of all those dead children in the school...it made him want to throw up. He was so happy to get home to see his wife and daughter.
    Glad to hear he's ok Marc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    Watching it now. Just incredible devastation. An elementary school was hit. I'm about 100 miles east and we are on alert. One touched down about twenty miles north of me too. Linker SNIC is actually closer to Moore where the big one hit.


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    What a terrible day for the people of Moore. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

    I am about 20 miles north east of Moore. I took my dogs for a walk after the storms blew over. There wasn't a yard in the neighborhood that didn't have insulation laying it it. All of it from the damaged/destroyed structures in Moore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNIC View Post
    What a terrible day for the people of Moore. My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

    I am about 20 miles north east of Moore. I took my dogs for a walk after the storms blew over. There wasn't a yard in the neighborhood that didn't have insulation laying it it. All of it from the damaged/destroyed structures in Moore.

    Thanks to all the Linkers who checked in on us. You are a great bunch of folks!

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