Our thoughts are with our neighbors to the north tonight.
Moore, Oklahoma (CNN) — Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
At least seven of the dead were children from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, which lay directly in the path of the monster storm’s wall of wind…
The preliminary rating of damage created by the tornado is at least EF4 (winds 166 to 200 mph) — the second-most severe classification on a scale of zero to five — the National Weather Service said.
The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, KFOR reported.
Unfortunately it is that time of year and we are in “Tornado Alley.” We had a good taste of this in our neighborhood a few nights ago. Still, though, our thoughts are with the folks in Oklahoma tonight.
UPDATE: Fatality count has been downgraded to 24, including nine children. (Still too many.)