Among the frantic parents who ran to the Plaza Towers Elementary School: a mother with two children enrolled at the school.
Fearing the worst, she saw her hopes rise and them plummet into unimaginable heartache.
Kyung Lah has the story of 8-year-old Kyle Davis.
The Moore, Oklahoma community continues to recover from Monday's devastating tornado that killed 24 people, including 10 children.
Oklahoma City Mayor Glenn Lewis said today 12,000 to 13,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by tornado.
The Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jerry Lojka said Tuesday some 10,000 people were directly impacted by the tornado.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited the disaster area Wednesday, saying at press conference: "On behalf of President Obama and behalf of FEMA, we will be here to stay until this recovery is complete."
Questions about aid have come to the forefront with Sen. Tom Coburn confirming he would want to offset any relief money with cuts to other parts of the budget.
Erin Burnett talks to Republican Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn at 7p ET on CNN.
Funding Q's show the crassness of DC over the sensitivity we need for OK. Focus is first on recovery & families:politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/21/cnn…
— Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (@TomCoburn) May 21, 2013
Erin Burnett talks Ben McMillan, a storm chaser and EMT, who helped 15 people out of a toppled building following the Oklahoma tornado.
Oklahoma officials tells CNN that more than 100 people have been pulled alive from the rubble left by the tornado. Many of them found by rescue dogs, specially trained to sniff out any sign of life.
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OutFront tonight: Oklahoma City fire Captain Dane Yaw, who is a canine handler with Oklahoma task force 1, with his partner, Salsa.
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