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November 19th, 2013
07:40 PM ET

Tornado survivors: Social media saved us

After a group of devastating tornadoes struck the Midwest, CNN's Brian Todd looks at how social media is saving lives during disasters and helping victims recover once storms have passed.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Social media • Tornado
November 18th, 2013
07:50 PM ET

Tornado survivors share horror stories

Residents of Brookport, Illinois tell Brian Todd stories of survival after a massive tornado outbreak in the Midwest.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Tornado
June 4th, 2013
01:33 PM ET

Are storm chasers going too far?

CNN's Chad Myers reports from Oklahoma on the dangers of chasing tornadoes.

RELATED STORY: Storm chasing: Science, thrill-seeking or tourism?


Filed under: Chad Myers • Oklahoma • Tornado • Weather
May 27th, 2013
11:14 AM ET

Tornado Hero: Veteran shelters victims

Brian Todd reports on a war vet who saved three, and also tried to save mom and baby who died at 7-Eleven, in tornado.

RELATED STORY: Military joins search for Oklahoma tornado victims


Filed under: Brian Todd • Military • Oklahoma • Tornado • veteran
May 24th, 2013
03:38 PM ET

Horse farm hit by tornado

Brian Todd reports on the deaths of up to 100 horses, devastation at popular family farm from tornado.

RELATED STORY: Honest advice from Joplin to Moore: 'Life sucks sometimes'

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Oklahoma • Tornado
May 24th, 2013
03:33 PM ET

Loved ones remember tornado victims

CNN's Erin McPike speaks with families that are remembering lost loved ones as Oklahoma starts to recover.

RELATED STORY: Families remember Oklahoma tornado victims


Filed under: Erin McPike • Oklahoma • Tornado
May 24th, 2013
03:28 PM ET

Oklahoma nurses saved mom in labor

Four nurses stayed with a mother in labor while a tornado ripped the hospital walls off. CNN's Brian Todd reports. (Video)

RELATED STORY: Students, teachers from tornado-leveled school say goodbye

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Oklahoma • Tornado
Family behind iconic photo talks to CNN
May 24th, 2013
01:48 PM ET

Family behind iconic photo talks to CNN

This iconic photo of the Cobb family was seen around the world and sums up many of the emotions survivors felt in the first minutes and hours after the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. It shows Briarwood Elementary assistant teacher LaDonna Cobb leaving the school while her husband Steve carries their daughter Jordan in his arms. 

The Cobb family described their experience in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Thursday. 

LaDonna, who had the afternoon off, got an alert on her cell phone about the tornado, so she and Steve went to go pick up their daughters from school. By the time they arrived, it was too late to leave, so they rode out the storm in their daughter Erin's classroom.

"We all got down on our knees and covered our heads," says Steve. "My wife was on top of Erin, my youngest daughter, covering her. There was, like, 12 or 13 other kids, and another teacher was in there with us. And so we just waited for it to hit. When it hit, it was like the walls came in, everything that was in the classroom was on top of us basically."

"They were screaming. And crying," LaDonna describes, "and we were just saying, 'It's okay, it's okay. You're going to be okay. We're here... We love you,' and they were just screaming the worst screams... We didn't think we were going to make it." 

LaDonna and Steve suffered facial injuries, but the family is otherwise okay.

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Filed under: Interviews • Oklahoma • Tornado
May 23rd, 2013
02:38 PM ET

Child born just before tornado

Wolf Blitzer talks with Aundrea Hogan, who's wife delivered their baby the day of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

RELATED STORY: Storms slam tornado-ravaged area as town tries to rebuild


Filed under: Interviews • Oklahoma • Tornado
May 23rd, 2013
02:29 PM ET

See how tornado turns debris to missiles

CNN's Chris Lawrence stands next to a "tornado" at a research facility where they put tornado shelters to the test.

RELATED STORY: Storms slam tornado-ravaged area as town tries to rebuild


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Oklahoma • Tornado • Weather
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