Six months later: A look back at the May 20 Moore tornado
Some stories you never forget.
It has been six months since an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, but I still remember looking up at the TV and watching the funnel form in the sky.
The winds were powerful, persistent and undeniably terrifying. From the moment it touched down, it was apparent that this twister could be deadly.
Unfortunately, that was the case. Twenty-five people lost their lives that day, including 10 children.
Six months later, the state has come together in the aftermath to rebuild and comfort one another.
I’m not a native Oklahoman, but the warmth and support I felt afterward was incredible. Our reporters and editors in the newsroom worked around the clock to provide the latest information, while others in the community recovered items from debris sites and helped strangers locate missing loved ones.
It was truly remarkable how everyone came together. And it taught me a lot about Oklahoma’s strength.
The people who live here are incredibly kind and giving, and it makes me proud to be an Oklahoma transplant.
As we look back on May 20, we’ll always remember the tragic events that unfolded that day. But we’ll also remember the aftermath and how neighbors pitched in to help us pick up the pieces. And that’s what continues to make us #OklahomaStrong.