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Oklahoma tornado

Weather team's car thrown 180 metres by tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma

Charlene Wilford helps retrieve items from a home damaged by the tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma. Photo: AFP

Bettes is nursing minor injuries, including stitches in his hand, after the SUV that he and two photographers were in was thrown 180 metres by a twister in Oklahoma. The Weather Channel said all the occupants were wearing safety belts and walked away from the vehicle.

Monday, 3 June, 2013, 4:53am

Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

Lightning strikes near storm chasers during a thunderstorm triggered by a tornado in Cushing, Oklahoma. Photo: Reuters

Eleven days after a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed hundreds of homes, Oklahoma City and its suburbs awoke yesterday to the aftermath of Round 2.

2 Jun 2013 - 11:04am

Obama visits tornado-hit Oklahoma city

President Barack Obama hugs a victim of the tornado that devastated the city of Moore, Oklahoma during a visit. Photo: NYT

US President Barack Obama visited tornado-devastated Moore, in southwest central state Oklahoma, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property and promising that the government will be behind them "every step of the way".

28 May 2013 - 3:53am

Talking points

Li calls on Merkel in Berlin

Li calls on Merkel in Berlin

Premier Li Keqiang continues his first international tour, arriving in Berlin today. He is scheduled to hold talks with German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel tomorrow. Li and Merkel are also expected to launch "the year of languages" between the two countries, the aim of which is to promote the study of each other's languages among their citizens.

25 May 2013 - 5:27am

Storms hamper recovery efforts in tornado-devastated Oklahoma

James Lee walks by the front door of his destroyed home in Moore, Oklahoma, which was hit by Monday's massive tornado. Photo: EPA

Relief workers and clean-up crews defied thunderstorms while loved ones gathered for the funeral of one of the youngest victims of this week's tornado in the US state of Oklahoma. Heavy rain and lightning at dawn upset recovery efforts in Moore on Thursday, with police at one point closing streets in the city of 56,000 as they were hit by flash floods.

25 May 2013 - 4:23am

Siblings survive storm in Chinese restaurant freezer

A family inspects the devastation left by the tornado in Moore. Photo: AFP

For years Anita Zhang's neighbours joked that if a tornado ever bore down on her Chinese restaurant, folks could take refuge in its roomy walk-in freezer. On Monday, Zhang was forced to put their idea to the test - and lived to tell the tale - when one of the most destructive twisters to hit the United States in recent years ripped through this Oklahoma City suburb.

23 May 2013 - 5:05am

Tornado survivors describe terror of sheltering in buildings being ripped apart

Injured teachers lead children away from Briarwood Elementary school. Photo: AP

Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work yesterday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that tore through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing dozens of people, many of them children, and flattening whatever lay in its path, including at least two schools.

22 May 2013 - 5:00am

Oklahoma tornado ranked in second place on power scale

Rescue workers look through the rubble at Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore. Photo: Reuters

The tornado that slammed into the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday was given a preliminary ranking of EF4, the second most powerful category on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

22 May 2013 - 3:14am

Survivors pulled from Oklahoma tornado debris as toll falls

Victor Gonzalez seeks shelter from the rain under a sheet of plastic as he helps a friend salvage items from his tornado-ravaged home. Photo: AP

Rescuers went building to building in search of victims and thousands of survivors were homeless on Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, wiping out whole blocks of homes and killing at least 24 people.

22 May 2013 - 4:48am 1 comment

Death toll rises to 91 after monster tornado flattens Oklahoma suburb

A woman carries a child through a field near a collapsed school in Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. Photo: AP

A powerful tornado swept through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday, tearing down blocks of homes, two schools and leaving at least 91 people dead, including 20 children, local officials said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am