Here’s a good info-graphic about supercell tornadoes.
MOORE, Okla. — The search for survivors and the dead was nearly complete Tuesday in the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb where a massive tornado flattened homes and demolished an elementary school, the fire chief said. Authorities lowered the death toll to 24, down from 51.
Fire Chief Gary Bird said that he’s “98% sure” there are no more survivors or bodies to recover under the rubble in the town of Moore. He said every damaged home had been searched at least once and that he’s hopeful the work could be completed by nightfall Tuesday, though heavy rains slowed efforts.
Bird said no additional survivors or bodies have been found since Monday night.
Authorities initially reported a higher death toll because some victims were apparently counted twice in the early chaos of the storm, said Amy Elliot, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner’s office. Downed communication lines…
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