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Back to Oklahoma now where some of the tornado victims are getting a first look.
At what is left of their homes families are digging through the rubble they're searching for whatever personal items pictures photos anything that they can get.
That they can hold on to the tornado damaged or destroyed some thirteen thousand.
It's homes think about that think about your neighborhood and how much as last year.
At the center of this tragedy.
Is the plaza towers elementary school where seven little children.
Lost their lives over the course of this master tornado.
John Roberts joins us now live from Moore Oklahoma where he went inside the school and really got a look.
At what has happened there and where he has and it is pouring we should point out that John once again on his -- You know -- Martha the weather this morning is just terrible here in Oklahoma City -- where there's.
Lot of thunderstorms severe storms moving through here like -- train another big sell.
Coming in -- looks like there's no risk of tornadoes.
At least in this particular part of the state that there is a risk.
That we'll tell you about throughout the day in the southwestern part of this -- the damage estimated at between one and a half of two billion dollars.
From this monster tornado that -- -- that either the second or the third most expensive behind Joplin in Tuscaloosa.
And we did get a look.
At that absolutely ruined plaza towers elementary school yesterday right in the heart of one of the worst hit neighborhoods.
Some of the classrooms are still relatively intact but the majority of the school has just been hobbled through rubble and as you mentioned.
That's where those seven young children ages eight and nine died when the walls collapsed in on them.
While I was at the school -- ran -- a couple of people and I think -- -- Who had children at the school three of them as the storm moved in they ran into the school they drove to the school.
To try to ride out the storm and whatever -- of the school could offer them along with their children and that's when the worst happened.
Kenny -- picked up the story from there.
The law that we were next to.
Bill when it fell to land on top of me my wife my three kids one of the teachers walked by.
And I tell that -- -- my kids that -- my kids I get my kids and then.
He got my kids and people about real -- And and that's when the wall collapse.
-- -- -- -- And they were collapsed over that wall for a number of minutes until a few more people came along and lifted it high enough.
That they could be pulled out themselves take a look at this it's -- before and after picture.
A plaza towers elementary school is built back in 1966.
It did not have any kind of a storm shelter in safe room.
They weren't required back and look at it now.
It's obviously going to be demolished and rebuilt that at some point so they're not sure yet if they over build on that side of removing somewhere else.
-- -- told me that he feels bad for the parents who lost their children's.
Or does have some sort of survivor's guilt about the whole thing that he and his wife and their feet made it out OK but he said that.
I think he nearly died in there so he knows that the parents are going there.
Know that when waltrip calling on -- on small children that that any of them got out of there.
There's a lot of talk John about the shelters or lack thereof at that school.
-- what what's being said about that today.
Yet here they really is a tragedy because.
It's it's an ordinance here in the school board that any new school construction have to have a safe room or -- hardened tornado shelter.
But that one didn't again because it was built in 1966 and there was never the money to retrofit it or Breyer would -- -- wherever he -- escape alive.
With the tornado shelter but Glenn Lewis the mayor of Morse says that he wants to at least.
With other buildings that are being -- make sure that there was a tornado shelter he doesn't know if you'll be able to get that through the City Council is -- -- tries hard to Denmark I think there have been.
Momentum for it at this moment John.
In the pouring rain they had to add insult to injury there today -- -- thank you -- we'll see you later thank.
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