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Oklahoma tornado: Search, cleanup continue; rebuilding ahead
Oklahoma tornado: Search, cleanup continue; rebuilding ahead

MOORE, Okla. — State and local officials vowed Tuesday to rebuild this bereft suburb, shattered by a tornado that brought death and massive destruction, even as they fought poor weather to push ahead with rescue efforts. In a day marked by continuing rain and threats of new storm activity, the National Weather Service upgrade Monday’s tornado to EF-5, the top step on the Enhanced Fujita scale. The agency’s survey teams had found that the tornado had carried winds of more than 200 miles per hour in some areas as it wound its deadly way along a 17-mile track that left at least 24 dead, nine of whom were children. PHOTOS: Powerful tornado slams Oklahoma At an afternoon...

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