Editorial: Right steps can help twister victims



The Tribune

The scenes in Moore, Okla., following last week’s deadly and devastating tornado are almost indescribable.

According to an Associated Press report, roofs were torn off houses, exposing metal rods left twisted like pretzels. Cars sat in heaps, crumpled and sprayed with caked-on mud. Insulation and siding were smashed against the sides of any walls that remained standing. Yards were littered with pieces of wood, nails and pieces of electric poles.

Children from a school were among the dead, but several students were pulled alive from under a collapsed wall and other mounds of mangled debris. Rescue workers passed the survivors down a human chain of parents and neighborhood volunteers. Parents carried children in their arms to a triage center in the parking lot. Some students looked dazed, others terrified.

 

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