A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday A tornado as much as a mile wide with winds up to 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
A massive tornado ripped through the southern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon, killing at least 51 people, according to the state medical examiner's office.
The death toll was expected to rise.
Helicopter images showed large tracts of Moore, Okla., completely leveled by what the National Weather Service says was at least an EF-4 tornado with winds in excess of 166 mph. The tornado stayed on the ground for 40 minutes and traveled 20 miles.
House Speaker Tim Jones has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue’s scanning of source documents for driver’s license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state’s conceal carry holder list to the federal government.
Jones says the committee is necessary because the Nixon administration has not fully cooperated with lawmakers’ efforts to get answers to everything that’s happened and why.