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Residents comb through tornado debris

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 00:57

May 26 - Residents pick through debris for belongings as the full impact of last week's deadly hurricane sets in. Julie Noce reports.

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Nearly one week after a deadly tornado ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City, residents are returning to their destroyed homes to salvage their belongings. People who've lost everything are searching through mountains of debris. The reality of losing a lifetime of memories is hard to reconcile. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PAUL NEWTON, MOORE RESIDENT WHO IS HELPING HIS FRIEND LOOK FOR HIS STUFF IN LOST HOME, SAYING: "It's just devastating. One minute you got everything and the next minute it's all in a pile right here." But residents who only lost material items were quick to remember those who lost loved ones as well. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BONNIE LEE, RESIDENT OF MOORE, OKLAHOMA, WHO LOST HER HOME IN THE TORNADO, SAYING: "We really are grieving for the families that lost their loved ones and we want to put a big shout out and say, we need, we need shelters in all of our schools in Oklahoma, not just Moore but in all of our schools." 24 people were killed in the tornado, the strongest in the US in near two years.

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Residents comb through tornado debris

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 00:57