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Devastation takes focus as sun rises over Oklahoma

A U.S. flag lays draped across an upturned car in the aftermath of a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013.  At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday. (Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/MCT)

A U.S. flag lays draped across an upturned car in the aftermath of a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday. (Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/MCT)

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  • People react in front of the Towers Plaza Elementary school in Moore following a deadly tornado, Monday, May 20, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
  • Clark Gardner, at left, and another man place an American flag on debris in a neighborhood off of Telephone Road in Moore, Okla., after a tornado moved through the area on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Bryan Terry)
  • Searchers rest outside the Briarwood Elementary School after the tornado destroyed the school , Monday,  May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman,  David McDaniel)
  • A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • Emergency crews recover a body from the 7-11 store at the corner of Telephone Road and SW 4th Street after a tornado in Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • Ambulances are parked at Plaza Towers Elementary School as workers continue to dig through the rubble after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Children look at destroyed homes in the aftermath of a huge tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013.  At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday. (Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/MCT)
  • Injured horses huddle together after the tornado hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
  • The remains of a car destroyed by a tornado that hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
  • Workers walk past the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)
  • Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Okla, Monday, May 20, 2013. Near SW 149th and Hudson.   (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman,  Paul Hellstern)
  • This aerial photo shows damage to buildings hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013. A tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)
  • People search the debris near Telephone Road and SW 4th Street in Moore, Okla. after a tornado on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A man and a woman assist a state trooper carry a large tarp to cover a tornado victim found in a field across the street from the Madison Place Addition, near SE 8 and Tower in Moore, on Monday, May 20, 2013.    (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)
  • This aerial photo shows the remains of homes hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013. A tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)
  • Mary Barnhill, left, sits next to her daughter-in-law Brenda Barnhill after a tornado destroyed the home of Brenda Barnhill and her husband Larry Barnhill, Mary's son, near SW 149th and Vicki Dr., when a tornado struck south Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Nate Billings)
  • A tornado moves through Moore, Okla. as northbound traffic on Interstate 35 stops at Indian Hills Road on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A woman is pulled out from under the rubble in Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013 after a tornado with an initial classification of EF-4 struck the town.  At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday. (Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/MCT)
  • Two men attempt to pry open a door on this car to check for victims in a business parking lot west of I-35 south of 4th Street  in Moore, on Monday, May 20, 2013.A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel)
  • Two men stand in front of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., after a tornado destroyed a tornado on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Bryan Terry)
  • This aerial photo shows damage to the Plaza Towers Elementary School after massive tornado hit Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)
  • Allen Anderson surveys the damage to his home, Monday, May 20, 2013  in Moore, Okla. A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney)
  • A resident surveys the damage after the tornado hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
  • This aerial photo shows the remains of houses in Moore, Okla., following a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)
  • Antonio Flores of Moore, Okla. searches for his car after a tornado damaged the Moore Medical Center and the vehicles in the parking lot in Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • Monday, May 20, 2013, in Near Ardmore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tony GutierrezStorm clouds are shown moving East Monday, May 20, 2013, Near Ardmore, Oklahoma after a tornado moved the the Moore, Okla., area. . (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
  • A man searches debris near Telephone Road and SW 4th after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A car in the parking lot of the Moore Medical Center is marked as a Biohazard after a massive tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A couple after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • An injured person is removed from the rubble in the aftermath of a huge tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013.  At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday. (Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/MCT)
  • A U.S. flag lays draped across an upturned car in the aftermath of a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Monday, May 20, 2013.  At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and those numbers were expected to climb, officials said Tuesday. (Gene Blevins/Zuma Press/MCT)
  • Two men go through the damage surrounding the Moore Medical Center and damaged vehicals after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A worker clears debris from the southbound lanes of I-35 in Moore, Okla. after a tornado moves through the area on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • Storm clouds are shown moving East Monday, May 20, 2013, Near Ardmore, Oklahoma after a tornado moved the the Moore, Okla., area. . (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
  • Shawna Scott, second from left, tries to help Jeanett McAllister, second from right, and McAllister's son, Tonice Woods, find McAllister's two nieces, Sabrina and Olivia Durkey, who are students at Briarwood Elementary, after a tornado struck south Oklahoma City and Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. At left is Feliciana Hernando, Scott's niece. Scott has a home daycare near SW 156th and Vicki and went to Briarwood to pick up one of the children she watches. She took a group of students from the destroyed school to her home to wait for their parents.  (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Nate Billings)
  • The Moore Medical Center and vehicles lay damaged after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A demolished home with the car flipped over is all that remains left behind in the damage from the tornado that hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
  • This aerial photo shows the Moore Medical center in Moore, Okla., following a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch)
  • Workers continue to dig through the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)
  • Glenn Rusk hugs his neighbor Sherie Loman outside her home north of Briarwood Elementary School after a tornado moved through the area, in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, David McDaniel)
  • People react in front of the Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore following a deadly tornado, Monday, May 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Sarah Phipps)
  • A truck lays damaged in a field near the Moore Medical Center, background, after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • Chole Findley walks with her grandson Mark Williams as they leave the area where their home was destroyed  after the tornado hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.(AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
  • Magen Stanley, 5, walks away from her grandparents destroyed home after a tornado hit the area near 149th and Drexel on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger)
  • People go through the debris near Telephone Road and SW 4th Street after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • A tornado victim is loaded in an ambulance on Robinson and 142 in south Oklahoma City, Okla., Monday,  May 20, 2013.   (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman,  David McDaniel)
  • Debris lays on the northbound lanes of I-35 just south of SW 4th street in Moore, Okla. after a tornado moves through the area on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
  • Emergency workers pull out a woman that was trapped in a building that was destroyed off of 4th Street and Interstate 35 after a tornado ripped through Moore, Okla.,  Monday May 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/ The Transcript,Kyle Phillips )
  • An American flag blows in the wind at sunrise atop the rubble of a destroyed home a day after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla., Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
  • Levi Anderson, 24, stands on the roof of his home clearing debris on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • A son and his father gather belongings on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,  from wreckage in the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • Brandon Pack, 25, helps his friend Levi Anderson (not pictured) clean up on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, a day after a tornado ripped through Moore, Okla. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • Victoria Choate-Welch, 21, helps out a family member on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, a day after a tornado ripped through Moore, Okla. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • A fire place is the only thing left standing after a home is completely destroyed by a tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • Begum Asma Isabella Ahmed, 7, at her oldest sister's house, Tracy Stephan, helping out on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, a day after tornado  ripped through Moore, Okla. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
  • A tornado ripped through the Moore, Okla., leaving a path of destruction in the suburb of Oklahoma City. Officials estimate the death toll be at 51. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital

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