Jimmy Hodges helps Chad Heltcel and his wife Cassidi salvage the wreckage of Chad Heltcel's family home on Tuesday, which was destroyed Monday when a tornado moved through Moore, Okla. The National Weather Service now , this tornado produced winds in excess of 200 mph, making it a top-of-the-scale EF-5.
A rescue worker checks the rubble in a residential area in Moore, Okla., on Tuesday after a massive tornado struck the area on Monday. Emergency workers pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in Moore.
President Obama speaks next to Vice President Biden at the White House about the devastating tornadoes and severe weather impacting Oklahoma. Obama promised to make available government resources to help rescue and recovery efforts.
Members of the American Red Cross distribute food at a command center the day after a tornado hit in Moore, Okla., with estimated winds of up to 200 mph. A 1999 storm in Moore caused similar damage and loss of life.
The high school in Moore, Okla., wasn't badly damaged by Monday's tornado. But a special ed teacher stayed with her own students there rather than hunting for her own daughter at a wrecked elementary school.