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-- getting a better understanding today and the devastation from that deadly tornado that tore through the city of Moore Oklahoma.
According to authorities the monster twister killed at least -- -- for people.
Including nine children.
And was -- -- 600 times more powerful than the bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
John Roberts is live -- -- Oklahoma with more -- -- now John.
-- good morning TJ you really don't have to look do part of fully understand the power of the storm in this bank parking lot cars tossed on top of each other like court would.
And across the parking lot toward what was that bank you can just see them.
Piled up against each other and a thousand stories of survival here including -- -- -- she took this cell phone video.
As the storm was coming in if it wasn't too long before she realized it was sort of make a direct hit on her home.
Her children were already in the storm shelter she yelled December -- neighbors to get off the street that she dove into the storm shelter herself.
Twenty minutes later she emerged take a look at the video that she took then.
-- -- -- -- it.
-- wanted to tell the riding out this storm was like nothing she had ever experienced before listen to how she describes it.
It's surreal -- it's a big mix of emotions you want to pray to god you wanna be strong for your kids you wanna cry.
And you want your has been -- isn't there.
I paid a lot yeah you're worried about your themes at the same time you're thankful you're underground and you're not gonna -- It's just a lot of mixed emotions that go on.
Her husband unfortunately was not with her he was at work at the time he actually had to park his car about a half mile away -- run the rest of the way with tears in his eyes he told me.
What he saw his wife and his three kids standing there in the middle of the street.
He knew that everything was going to be okay you mentioned the death to all holding steady now it's 44.
I spoke with Oklahoma governor Mary Fallon about that.
She actually was although we don't even one death of the storm like this is a tragedy she was surprised it wasn't much worse here's what she told.
I am surprised it hasn't been higher because if you look at the devastation in this area seventeen miles.
Long -- miles mind and you look at the homes are gone there just isn't anything there the schools -- -- the hospital here behind says this is remarkable.
That there have been some -- didn't survive the storm.
One reason why so many people survive the storm is because they have storm shelters mayor Glenn Lewis of Moore says he is gonna make it -- building code requirement that all new construction.
When these homes are rebuilt have -- safe room at the very least preferably a tornado shelter in fact the city of more.
Was undergoing a rebate program.
For people who built storm shelters but couldn't get the money that they wanted from FEMA in fact in their website they say.
That the requirements of interpretations of FEMA rules were quote.
A moving target.
But here's the irony in all of this -- They'll get the money now.
We we on the -- I can only imagine John thank you very much John Roberts has that great reporting for us today from more.
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