Large and Deadly Tornado Hits Oklahoma City

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 20, 2013 7:41 pm

A “large and deadly” tornado has hit the south of Oklahoma City this afternoon causing chaos and destruction amongst the suburb of Moore. The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.

Buildings have been destroyed, a theatre has been taken over, and two elementary schools, Plaza Towers Elementary School and Briarwood Elementary School, have been severely damaged. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the ski community in Oklahoma and The Ski Channel urges readers to help the tornado victims in need by donating to the Red Cross tornado fund.

 KOCO news provides raw footage sent in by William Weaver:

Click here to view live footage at the scene of the devastation.