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A monster tornado hit Moore, Okla., Monday afternoon, leaving at least 24 dead.
Jason Owen walks past an open door, May 23, 2013, as he helps his mother salvage items from her uncle's tornado-damaged home in Moore, Okla. The tornado was the strongest in the United States in nearly two years and cut a path of destruction 17 miles long and 1.3 miles wide. Storm experts said it was remarkable that only 24 people were killed, as tornadoes of this strength can blow away a well-constructed brick or wood house.