May 21st, 2013
09:06 PM ET

Heroic teacher saved kids from tornado by hiding in school bathroom

The tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs this week ranks among the strongest storms ever to strike the United States, packing powerful winds that topped 200 mph.

EF5 tornadoes are terrifying perfect storms

Officials from the National Weather Service gave the tornado that hit Moore on Monday a preliminary EF5 rating - the highest score on the scale that measures tornado intensity.

Ed Lavandera is OutFront with how teachers at Briarwood Elementary put their lives on the line to save every single one of their students.

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  1. Jill in Myrtle Beach

    OMG! The senator of OK just turned his back on the "people" of his own state. The "people" who elected him. My impression of him is he is like the tin man from the Wizard of OZ before he was given a heart. I'm bet when election time rolls around, his opinions will be remembered. My heart goes out to everyone affected in this tragic act of nature

    May 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Reply

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