Two men stand in front of Plaza Towers Elementary after a tornado destroyed the school on Monday. (Bryan Terry/AP/The …
[Updated at 8:30 a.m. CT]
MOORE, Okla. – The hell he saw was harrowing, but it’s the sounds at Plaza Towers Elementary that Stuart Earnest Jr. says will haunt him forever.
“All you could hear were screams,” Earnest said. “The people screaming for help. And the people trying to help were also screaming.”
Plaza Towers, a pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade school, took a direct hit when a titanic tornado chewed a deadly and destructive 20-mile path through Newcastle, Moore and parts of southern Oklahoma City for 40 minutes Monday afternoon.
State officials have adjusted the number of casualties a few times since the tragedy. Tuesday morning,Reuters quoted Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer at the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office, as saying the death toll had been reduced to 24. more....
Please pray for the injured, the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives, and the survivors who have lost their homes, businesses, most of their communities. Thank you.