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Deadly tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma City area

Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home.

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June 1, 2013: Wilburn Shaw looks for personal items in the remains of his kitchen in his home on Saturday, after Friday night's storm that passed through St. Charles, Mo., area. The storm toppled cars and left commuters trapped on an interstate highway as it bore down during Friday's evening rush hour near Oklahoma City.
AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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June 1, 2013: A man rides his bicycle along Caulks Hill Road Saturday, after Friday night's storm that hit the Harvester, Mo., area in St. Charles County.
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June 1, 2013: Kristi Clausen helps salvage clothing from her neighbor's destroyed house on Saturday after a overnight storm in St. Charles, Mo. Emergency officials set out Saturday morning to see how much damage a violent burst of thunderstorms and tornadoes caused as it swept across the Midwest overnight.
AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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June 1, 2013: Rilma Hulett carries a dish set from her friend Bobbie Steenbergen's home that was destroyed by the tornado that swept through Central Oklahoma Friday afternoon in El Reno Okla.
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May 31, 2013: A tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla.
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May 31, 2013: A tornado touches down near El Reno, Okla., causing damage to structures and injuring travelers on Interstate 40. I-40 has been closed after severe weather rolled through the area.
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May 31, 2013: An overturned semitrailer rests on its side on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40, just east of El Reno, Okla., after a reported tornado touched down.
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May 31, 2013: A tornado touches down near El Reno, Okla., causing damage to structures and injuring travelers on Interstate 40.
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May 31, 2013: Cars that were damaged by a tornado in parking lot at Canadian Valley Technical Center on State Highway 66, west of Banner Road, in El Reno, Okla.
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May 31, 2013: People stop traffic to help one of several loose horses across I-40 just east of 81 in El Reno, Okla., after a tornado moved through the area.
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Deadly tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma City area

Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home.

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