|PORTION OF I-5 BRIDGE OVER SKAGIT RIVER COLLAPSES|
Three people rescued, no fatalities
May 23, 2013
(MOUNT VERNON, WA) -- A portion of the north end of a heavily traveled Interstate 5 bridge that spans the Skagit River between Mount Vernon and Burlington just north of Seattle collapsed Thursday night.
The collapse, just after 7 pm sent a portion of the bridge and several vehicles dropping into the frigid waters of the Skagit River.
"The good news is it appears there have been no fatalities," said Washington Governor Jay Inslee as he held an impromptu news conference at the bridge several hours after the collapse.
|IN THE AFTERMATH OF MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO|
A massive rebuilding effort ahead
May 22, 2013
(MOORE, OKLAHOMA) -- Again and again network news anchors and reporters doing their stand-ups Tuesday from the war zone rubble that is now Moore, Oklahoma said the same thing: you can’t imagine the scale of the devastation unless you see it from the air and then drive street after street to see neighborhood after neighborhood obliterated by a killer tornado, an EF5 which is as big and as bad as they get.
It's New Orleans after hurricane Katrina minus 21 feet of water receding from the city.
|"THE DEVASTATION IS IMMENSE" |
Mayor Glen Lewis
Moore, Oklahoma on CNN 5/20/13
May 21, 2013
Updated with new information
(MOORE, OKLAHOMA) -- As dusk turned to darkness Monday evening in Moore, Oklahoma and darkness turned to dawn Tuesday the search continued in the rubble for survivors of one of the worst tornadoes ever to hit the region.
By Monday evening the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office had confirmed a total of 51 fatalities but as emergency crews in Moore continued the search Tuesday for tornado survivors, the the medical examiner lowered the known death toll from 51 to 24, saying bodies had been counted twice in the chaos after the storm hit.
|TORNADOES ROAR THROUGH MIDWEST LEAVING MOUNDS OF DEVASTATION|
May 20, 2013
(NATIONAL) -- A series of tornadoes tore through parts of central Oklahoma on Sunday, leveling portions of a mobile home park and killing a 79-year-old man.
The Shawnee tornado that tore through Pottawatomie County was one of several that touched down in the Midwest Sunday, all part of a large storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota and brought tornadoes, high winds and hail that also hit Iowa and Kansas.
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