A tornado has ravaged through Oklahoma City suburbs on May 20, killing at least 37 people.
The monstrous tornado was reported to be a mile wide with winds up to 200. It set buildings on fire and landed a direct blow on an elementary school.
There are currently no confirmed injuries or deaths, but the storm did leave the community in ruins, with heaps of debris piled up where homes used to stand. The estimated dead is at 37 right now.
The National Weather Service had issued an initial finding that tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, which ranks it as the second most-powerful type of tornado.
Volunteers and first responders have raced to search the debris for survivors.
At Plaza Towers Elementary School, rescue workers have pulled several children alive from the rubble, while others are passing the survivors down a human chain to a triage center in the parking lot.
Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson believes that downed power lines and open gas lines will pose the most risk in the aftermath of the twister.
This same suburb had been hit hard by a tornado in 1999, with a storm that had the distinction of producing the highest winds ever recorded on the earth’s surface – 302 mph.