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Neighbors forlornly picking through the rubbish of their lives stopped to watch Gibson's nephew, Sean Pontius, stick the pole into the ground and hoist the Stars and Stripes.
The American Legion says it's allocating $1 million to veterans affected by the Oklahoma tornado.
Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to help with the cleanup of a massive tornado that killed 24 people.
The twister that devastated Moore, Okla., was the 74th presidential disaster declared in the Sooner state in the past 60 years.
People in Oklahoma had been warned days in advance that the weather would be bad the day the tornado struck.
Severe thunderstorms will fire up across northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma through early Thursday night as a disturbance moves out of New Mexico.
In addition to Cox Enterprises ' $1 million donation to tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma, Cox Media Group radio and TV stations around the country have been assisting in aiding those affected by this week's devastation.
As a helicopter pilot for Los Angeles's KCAL-TV, Jim Gardner had flown over deadly mudslides and earthquakes, covered car chases and was shot at by snipers during the L.A. riots.
Sen. Tom Coburn's premature insistence that any disaster relief funding for his home state after this week's devastating tornadoes be offset has kicked off a big fight in the GOP.
Lance Corporal Vaughn Cannon, a San Diego-based Marine and Oklahoma native, talks about how he is helping victims of this week's deadly tornado.
Behind her were ruins, a tangled mess where structures once stood. Cradled in her arms, the mother's 19-month-old son played with a snatched microphone, unfazed by the chaos swirling around him.
The new fund, called the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund, will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000. That means that as much as $500,000 in aid will be on hand once the match is met through contributions.
Our part of the world is not a part of "Tornado Alley", the swath of real estate across the South and the Southern Plains where tornadoes most commonly develop.
Two 19-year-old Oklahoma men who took cover in a cellar during a deadly tornado were able to use their cellphones to get video of the twister as it passed over the home.
No matter what preparations they had made it could never have been enough for the violence that was heading their way Little more than 24 hours earlier the children of Tower Plaza Elementary school were sat at these desks eagerly waiting for the bell to signal the end of another day in class.