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Severe weather threatens Oklahoma on anniversary of deadly Moore tornado

Published: May. 20, 2019 at 11:16 AM CDT
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It's been six years, to the day, since an EF-5 tornado hit the City of Moore.

Twenty-five people were killed. Ten of them were children, some of who were inside the Plaza Towers Elementary School when the tornado struck. Three hundred others were injured.

"Hug your loved ones a little tighter, today and every day" reads a post on the Tinker Air Force Base Facebook page.

The military installations says "Six years ago #TeamTinker came together to help pick up the pieces of a city left in ruins."

Monday, the area faces another threat for severe weather.

Several school districts in the Oklahoma City metro area, including Moore, have canceled classes for Monday because of the threat of severe storms.

The National Weather Service warns of 60 mile per hour winds or higher and possible baseball-size hail Monday afternoon.

The central and southern plains have already been battered by thunderstorms and hail over the weekend. Fifty-two tornadoes were reported across seven states just over the past three days.

Six years ago #TeamTinker came together to help pick up the pieces of a city left in ruins. An EF-5 tornado ripped...

Posted by Tinker Air Force Base on Monday, May 20, 2019

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