Open Story: Tornado pummels Moore, Oklahoma

Editor's Note: This story is a collaborative effort of CNN and dozens of residents in Moore, Oklahoma, who experienced the tornado and its aftermath.
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  • A tornado swept through the suburbs of Oklahoma City on May 20
  • The death toll is up to 24
  • More than 100 people pulled alive from rubble since Monday

Moore, Oklahoma (CNN) – A massive tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, pulverizing homes and businesses, and severely damaging a hospital and two elementary schools. The storm killed at least 24 people.


The Open Story above includes photos and videos from people in the area who witnessed the storm, such as Tulsa resident and stormchaser Brenton Leete, who said “that was the fastest tornado I’ve ever seen form.” He shot several videos on his iPhone and shared them with CNN. “I wanted to show how intense and dangerous a tornado can be,” Leete explained.


Were you affected by the storm? Help CNN document the tornado’s aftermath and the community’s efforts to rebuild. Share your images, videos and stories from Moore if you can do so safely.