Day 6

Documentary: Surviving the Oklahoma tornado

On Monday, a tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people and injuring over 300. Moore is a fast-growing suburb of Oklahoma City, right in the heart of tornado alley. This was the fourth twister to hit the community since 1999. Abby Wendle and Sarah Geis visited the area the day after the tornado hit, and bring us...
On Monday, a tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people and injuring over 300. Moore is a fast-growing suburb of Oklahoma City, right in the heart of tornado alley. This was the fourth twister to hit the community since 1999.

Abby Wendle and Sarah Geis visited the area the day after the tornado hit, and bring us a portrait of survivors Jeannie Martin, Brandi Kline, Bobby Britton and Damian Kline, who were in two of the hardest-hit spots: The Warren Theater, and the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children were killed. 

Sarah and Abby are part of This Land Press, a new media company out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can find out more about them here. And see photos related to this story by clicking "Read More".

All photos: Sheilah Bright for This Land Press. Click on the images to enlarge.

Top photo: Cullen and Sara Bieger outside their home in Norman, Oklahoma. When the tornado hit, Cullen was at The Warren movie theatre in Moore.

Second: Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, where 7 children were killed.

Third: The Animal Resource Center in Oklahoma City (right on the Moore border) works to reunite pets found at the tornado site with their owners.

Others: Taken from May 21st and 22nd in Moore and the close surrounding areas

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