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Tornado damage

On the evening of May 3, 1999, my husband and I lay huddled under our queen mattress bracketing a sleeping infant and a restless toddler. The power had gone out, and I listened to the news on my Sony Walkman as a twister made its way through Moore, Oklahoma, headed right for us. Second-by-second updates


The photos and videos coming out of the hardest hit parts of the country this morning are devastating. I love thunderstorms, but after spending three years in Oklahoma, I came away with an absolute hatred of tornadoes. When you’re there, you kind of get used to it. And the meteorologists are aces at showing you