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Video: Survivors react after devastating tornado damage

Posted by Angela Nelson, Staff  May 21, 2013 12:14 PM

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By Austin Tedesco, correspondent

A day after a tornado tore through Oklahoma, survivors reacted emotionally to the destruction throughout the state. Amid all of the powerful videos online, here are six powerful clips we found:

"This was my second prayer"

Tornado victim Barbara Garcia was reunited with her lost dog in the middle of a live interview with a TV reporter.

Sights and sounds of the disaster

Here is a compilation of the harrowing sights and sounds from the tornadoes that struck the Midwest.

"He was so brave"

An elementary school teacher helped a mother find her eight-year-old son after the school was destroyed in the tornado.

Six neighborhoods now "nothing but slabs"

Moore, Okla., mayor Glenn Lewis gave details about how the town's recovery efforts after the damage.

"It looks like Baghdad"

First responders described the scene in Oklahoma as they tried so search for survivors.

"It is absolute chaos down here"

Reporter Lance West cried while reporting near Plaza Towers elementary school in Moore, Okla., where third graders were being pulled out of the damage.

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