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May 21st, 2013
01:36 PM ET

Oklahoma tornado aftermath on Instagram

CNN anchors and reporters are on the ground in Oklahoma, reporting on the devastation caused by the deadly tornado Monday and the search and rescue efforts under way.

CNN's John King and Anderson Cooper, who are both visiting areas hit by the tornado, have been sharing powerful images of the catastrophic damage on Instagram.

Crushed truck Moore, OK

A photo posted by andersoncooper (@andersoncooper) on

andersoncooper: Crushed truck Moore, OK (via Instagram)

Renee Meyers found some old jewelry but not her beloved dog, "Boo". #oklahoma #moore

A photo posted by John King (@johnkingcnn) on

johnkingcnn: Renee Meyers found some old jewelry but not her beloved dog, "Boo". #oklahoma #moore (via Instagram)
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Filed under: John King • Oklahoma • Social media • Tornado
May 21st, 2013
12:53 PM ET

Rep. Tom Cole: Extraordinary damage

(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.

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Filed under: Interviews • Oklahoma • Weather
May 21st, 2013
12:32 PM ET

Witness: Looked like the movie 'Twister'

CNN affiliate KFOR talked to one of the survivors of Monday's tornado as he took his first look at the damage.

RELATED STORY: Oklahoma tornado spread destruction like a 'two-mile-wide lawnmower blade'


Filed under: Oklahoma • Tornado
May 21st, 2013
12:06 PM ET

Tornado levels elementary school

CNN's Wolf Blitzer shows devastation to the Plaza Towers Elementary school as a result of the tornado that hit Oklahoma.

RELATED STORY: Live blog: Tornado devastates Oklahoma City area
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Filed under: Oklahoma • Tornado • Weather
May 21st, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Mapping tornado's path of destruction

CNN's Tom Foreman highlights the path of a destructive tornado through Moore, Oklahoma. (Video)

RELATED STORY: Oklahoma tornado spread destruction like a 'two-mile-wide lawnmower blade'


Filed under: Magic Wall • Oklahoma • Tom Foreman • Tornado • Weather