Technical Rescue: On the Ground in Moore (OK) After the Tornado

05/22/2013
By Bobby Halton I went to Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday, the day after the horrific May 20th F5 tornado tore through this beautiful blue-collar city, laying waste to thousands of homes, displacing thousands of amazing Oklahomans, and testing the resiliency of the Moore Fire Department to once again weather Mother Nature’s most violent assault. Moore was founded during the land run of 1889. The early settlers came on train, horseback, wagons, and some on foot. The town got its name after a railroad man hoping to get his mail delivered simply held a sign with his name on it, “Moore,” to the side of the boxcar he was sleeping in; pretty standard stuff here in Oklahoma. Moore grew as Oklahoma g...

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