The tornado ripped through 17 miles of central Oklahoma
The National Weather Service says the massive tornado that raked Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, May 20, 2013, was an EF5, the most powerful category of tornado possible, and had estimated peak winds ranging from 200 to 210 mph and was 1.3 miles wide. At least 24 people — including nine children — were killed.
About 2,400 homes were damaged in Moore and Oklahoma City, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. Some 10,000 people were directly impacted by the tornado, he said. It is estimated that insurance claims will likely top $1 billion.
CNN reporters on the scene include Chris Cuomo, Sanjay Gupta and Anderson Cooper reporting.