Weather and Climate
6:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

May Tornado Death Toll Rises

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner has increased the toll from the May 20 tornado at Moore after the death of a 90-year-old woman critically  injured in the storm.

May 20-21 2013 Storm Clouds Over Moore, Oklahoma
May 20-21 2013 Storm Clouds Over Moore, Oklahoma
Credit Dawn Musick / Flickr.com
  Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said today that the death of Kathryn Begay pushed the  death toll to 25.  Begay's home in the town of Moore was destroyed and she suffered a fractured  skull. Officials say she suffered a pair of strokes after the storm and died  last Thursday.   A tornado that struck El Reno on May 31 killed 22 people, including 14 adults  and eight children. Many victims drowned due to heavy rain from that storm.   

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