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A tornado touches down near El Reno, Okla., (Credit: AP)

A tornado touches down near El Reno, Okla., causing damage to structures and injuring travelers on Interstate 40. (May 31, 2013)

Oklahoma tornadoes kill dozens

Deadly tornadoes struck Oklahoma and northward on May 20 and again on May 31, killing more than two dozen people and leaving a path of destruction behind them.

A sign that reads
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A sign that reads "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain" placed in a stripped tree in southwest Oklahoma City. (May 30, 2013)

Allie Mills, left, and Wayne Barber look at
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Allie Mills, left, and Wayne Barber look at the extensive damage in Mills' neighborhood from the second floor of her parents' home in South Oklahoma City. (May 30, 2013)

An Oklahoma City family was not home when
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An Oklahoma City family was not home when the EF5 tornado -- the strongest category -- destroyed their house. (May 30, 2013)

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A man stands on top of his car
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A man stands on top of his car for safety during flooding in Oklahoma City from storms. (May 31, 2013)

Wilburn Shaw looks for personal items in the
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Wilburn Shaw looks for personal items in the remains of his kitchen in his home, after Friday night's storm that passed through the St. Charles, Mo., area. The storm toppled cars and left commuters trapped on an interstate highway as it bore down during Friday's evening rush hour from near Oklahoma City and northward. (June 1, 2013)

High winds snapped this power pole on from
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High winds snapped this power pole on from Highway 81 just south El Reno, Okla. Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing a mother and baby and crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate. (May 31, 2013)

Parts of Oklahoma City experienced extreme flooding after
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Parts of Oklahoma City experienced extreme flooding after multiple tornado's passed through in Oklahoma City. A violent storm formed over the prairie west of Oklahoma City late one afternoon, dropped a tornado in a suburb and rolled into the state capital as viewers brave enough to remain above ground watched on television. (May 31, 2013)

Cars were damaged by a tornado in the
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Cars were damaged by a tornado in the parking lot at Canadian Valley Technical Center on State Highway 66 in El Reno, Okla. (May 31, 2013)

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Overturned trucks block a frontage road off I-40
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Overturned trucks block a frontage road off I-40 in El Reno, Okla., after a tornado moved through the area. (May 31, 2013)

Another truck squeezes past an overturned tractor-trailer on
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Another truck squeezes past an overturned tractor-trailer on I-40 in El Reno, Okla. after a tornado passed through the area. (May 31, 2013)

Residents try to pass through a flooded intersection
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Residents try to pass through a flooded intersection in Oklahoma City after multiple tornado's passed through Central Okla. (May 31, 2013)

People stop traffic to help one of several
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People stop traffic to help one of several loose horses across I-40 just east of 81 in El Reno, Okla., after a tornado moved through the area. (May 31, 2013)

Hailey McDuffie cleans up debris from her mother's
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Hailey McDuffie cleans up debris from her mother's home in the Rolling Meadow Estates neighborhood on Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla. after a tornado passed the area overnight. The storms rolled across the region overnight, and more bad weather struck Friday, with tornadoes slamming Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Flooding also is a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday. (May 31, 2013)

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Belinda Russell hugs Red Cross worker Sue Morey
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Belinda Russell hugs Red Cross worker Sue Morey after surveying damage to her home in the Rolling Meadow Estates neighborhood on Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla. after a tornado passed the area overnight. The storms rolled across the region overnight, and more bad weather struck Friday, with tornadoes slamming Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Flooding also is a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday. (May 31, 2013)

This aerial photo shows roof damage to a
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This aerial photo shows roof damage to a house in the Rolling Meadow Estates neighborhood on Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla. after a tornado passed the area overnight. The storms rolled across the region overnight, and more bad weather struck Friday, with tornadoes slamming Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Flooding also is a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday. (May 31, 2013)

Ron Russell looks through what is left of
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Ron Russell looks through what is left of his attic in his home in the Rolling Meadow Estates neighborhood on Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla. after a tornado passed the area overnight. The storms rolled across the region overnight, and more bad weather struck Friday, with tornadoes slamming Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Flooding also is a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday. (May 31, 2013)

This aerial photo shows damage in the Rolling
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This aerial photo shows damage in the Rolling Meadow Estates neighborhood on Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla. after a tornado passed the area overnight. The storms rolled across the region overnight, and more bad weather struck Friday, with tornadoes slamming Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Flooding also is a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday. (May 31, 2013)

Karla Brooks cleans mud and other debris from
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Karla Brooks cleans mud and other debris from a picture on a headstone of her elderly friend's son in the Moore City Cemetery, which was damaged by the tornado like many other grave markers, on Memorial Day in Moore, Okla. (May 27, 2013)

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Brandy Osborne, Bruce Senter and Michael Cooper unload
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Brandy Osborne, Bruce Senter and Michael Cooper unload donated tornado relief items at the Yellow Rose Theater. (May 25, 2013)

Mark Irland puts up a cross at a
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Mark Irland puts up a cross at a makeshift memorial on the grounds of the Plaza Towers elementary school in memory of the seven children who died during the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. (May 25, 2013)

A volunteer salvages a family photograph from the
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A volunteer salvages a family photograph from the rubble of a destroyed neighborhood in Moore, Okla. (May 24, 2013)

A family who was hit by the first
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A family who was hit by the first tornado that hit near Oklahoma City collects relief goods at a parking lot in Moore, Okla. (May 24, 2013)

Clothing for toddlers donated for tornado victims is
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Clothing for toddlers donated for tornado victims is placed on a table at Southgate Baptist Church. (May 23, 2013)

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Carol Kawaykla, left, gets a hug from her
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Carol Kawaykla, left, gets a hug from her daughter Jacque Knight as they stand in the rubble that was once Kawaykla's home. (May 23, 2013)

Mourners walk past a hearse as they arrive
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Mourners walk past a hearse as they arrive at the funeral of Kyle Davis in Oklahoma City. Many of the mourners wore t-shirts with his name and number from his soccer team, the Cosmos. (May 24, 2013)

Mourners leave services for Antonia Calendaria, 9, a
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Mourners leave services for Antonia Calendaria, 9, a student at Towers Plaza Elementary School who was killed by a tornado. (May 23, 2013)

Kimberly Evenson, who is pregnant, caresses her 2-year-old
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Kimberly Evenson, who is pregnant, caresses her 2-year-old daughter Macie's head, amid the rubble that was their home before a tornado hit Moore, Okla. Kimberly, her husband Scott, and their daughter, Macie, escaped death at the last minute by running to a neighbor's storm shelter. (May 23, 2013)

Marvin Dixon, the grandfather of 8-year-old tornado victim
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Marvin Dixon, the grandfather of 8-year-old tornado victim Kyle Davis, glances down at a photo of his grandson while sitting in the lobby of a funeral home where his grandson awaits burial. (May 22, 2013)

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Austin Brock holds his cat, Tutti, shortly after
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Austin Brock holds his cat, Tutti, shortly after the animal was retrieved from the rubble of Brock's home, which was demolished a day earlier when a tornado swept through Moore, Okla. (May 21, 2013)

An aerial view shows an entire neighborhood destroyed
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An aerial view shows an entire neighborhood destroyed by Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. (May 21, 2013)

An aerial view of Briarwood Elementary that was
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An aerial view of Briarwood Elementary that was damaged in Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. (May 21, 2013)

A member of a security team, left, talks
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A member of a security team, left, talks with a local resident amid the rubble of destroyed homes in Moore, Okla. on Tuesday, May 21.

Two men attempt to pry open a door
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Two men attempt to pry open a door on this car to check for victims in a business parking lot west of I-35 in Moore, Oklahoma. (May 20, 2013)

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The Moore Medical Center and vehicles lay damaged
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The Moore Medical Center and vehicles lay damaged after a tornado moved through Moore, Okla. (May 20, 2013)

A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla.
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A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. (May 20, 2013)

This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows homes flattened
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This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows homes flattened outside Moore, Okla. after a monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs. (May 20, 2013)

A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition
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A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Okla., following a tornado. (May 20, 2013)

A woman carries her child through a field
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A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. (May 20, 2013)

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This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows a car
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This photo provided by KFOR-TV shows a car pile-up outside Moore, Okla. after a monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs. (May 20, 2013)

Workers look for victims under debris from a
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Workers look for victims under debris from a tornado that passed across south Oklahoma City. (May 20, 2013)

Oklahoma City firefighters check on Gene Tripp as
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Oklahoma City firefighters check on Gene Tripp as he sits in his rocking chair where his home once stood after being destroyed by a tornado that hit the area. (May 20, 2013)

Rescuers recover a horse from the remains of
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Rescuers recover a horse from the remains of a day care center and destroyed barns in Moore, Okla. (May 20, 2013)

A child is carried from the rubble of
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A child is carried from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) 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/Sue Ogrocki)

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Kay James holds her cat as she sits
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Kay James holds her cat as she sits in her driveway after her home was destroyed by the tornado that hit the area in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (May 20, 2013)

A massive tornado moves past homes in Moore,
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A massive tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. (May 20, 2013)

Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a
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Rescue workers dig through the rubble of a collapsed wall at the Plaza Tower Elementary School to free trapped students in Moore, Okla., following a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed
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A boy is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

A child is pulled from beneath a collapsed
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A child is pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at the Plaza Towers Elementary School in following a tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

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A child calls to his father after being
(Credit: AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

A child calls to his father after being pulled from the rubble of the Tower Plaza Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on the elementary school. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

A woman is pulled out from under tornado
(Credit: AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

A woman is pulled out from under tornado debris at the Plaza Towers School in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) 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 Sue Ogrocki)

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