President Obama, who declared the area , is planning to address the nation .
The most devastated areas will likely be spared the worst of Tuesday's weather, but as this morning radar images shows (via ), the city of Moore has already seen heavy rains this morning, even as rescue and recovery crewsto search for victims. Gathering news organization were asked to move their broadcasts trucks further away from damaged homes, because the noise was making to hard for rescuers to listen for people who might be trapped.
At last report, , though that is not a final number and . The worst of the devastation, of course, was , which took a direct hit from the tornado and was completely leveled. These before and after shots provided by The Telegraphand how entire sections of the school's buildings are now gone. ( for an interactive version of the image.)
The tornado also brought back painful memories of a devastating F-5 caliber storm that hit in almost the exact same area on May 3, 1999. This storm has already taken more lives than that one, which was previously considered one of the worst in American history. Monday's storm will join the 2011 Joplin, Missouri, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, storms .
The front page of today's(via ) references that previous storm. Check out their site for and stories from the survivors.
And here's a few more images from yesterday's disaster.
(A fire burns in the Tower Plaza Addition in Moore, Okla., following a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
(Destroyed vehicles lie on top of each other after a huge tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Richard Rowe)