Moore Community Honors Tornado Dead on Anniversary

By: Bailey Elise McBride, Associated Press
By: Bailey Elise McBride, Associated Press

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Across an Oklahoma community devastated by a monster tornado a year ago, people are marking the anniversary with low-key gatherings remembering what was lost and looking toward the future.

After the storm in Moore that killed two dozen people — including seven children at a school — residents and first responders watched the groundbreaking Tuesday on a hospital to replace one destroyed by the storm. Children walked to a new elementary school building for a picnic on the site where their school once stood.

Mayor Glenn Lewis spoke at the groundbreaking even as strong winds blew, acknowledging the likelihood of more storms and encouraging people to educate their children about storms and build safe rooms. City Councilman Mark Hamm also pointed to new parks as signs of the town's recovery.

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