Grappling with loss and uncertain future, Okla. residents return to area devastated by tornado

Allison Koenignauer of the American Red Cross with an update on where things stand at this moment


The residents of Moore, Okla., affected by a deadly tornado are coming back to find their belongings scattered and their homes left in pieces.

Monday's tornado killed at least 24 people, countless homes and reduced one elementary school almost entirely to rubble. While officials still grapple with how to rebuild and how to pay for it, people in this Oklahoma City suburb are anxious to start the process of rebuilding.

Colleen Arvin, an 83-year-old grandmother, walked with her son and grandsons through what was left of her home. Part of her roof was sitting in the front yard, and the siding from the front of the house was gone.

She laughed when a grandson found her keys. She said: "Oh thank God. We can get in the house."