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(CNN) – The tornado that swept through the outskirts of Oklahoma City Monday destroyed parts of U.S. Rep. Tom Cole’s hometown, the Republican lawmaker told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Speaking by phone, Cole said he recognized familiar landmarks in Moore, Oklahoma, as he was watching television images of the destruction, including roofs ripped off buildings and entire blocks leveled.
CNN affiliate KFOR talked to one of the survivors of Monday's tornado as he took his first look at the damage.
CNN's Tom Foreman highlights the path of a destructive tornado through Moore, Oklahoma. (Video)