10 Captivating Images of the May 20, 2013 Oklahoma Tornado
The May 20, 2013 tornado that struck parts of the Midwest, especially Oklahoma, left behind a trail of destruction. These images capture the pain and resilience of those affected by the powerful storm. (Photos courtesy of Getty Images)
A victim of the storm surveys the damage. The storm swept a building clear off its cement foundation.
Residents search for belongings in the shells of their former homes.
Three storm survivors talk near a destroyed house.
Pink insulation from an eviscerated house dots a front yard after the storm. Many homes suffered heavy weather damage from rain and wind.
The storm gutted houses. Rooms were reduced to splinters and insulation spread out across fields.
Parts of Oklahoma resembled a war zone after the May 20, 2013 storm. The tornado destroyed houses and ripped branches and leaves clean off of trees. A resident returned to the area to search for salvageable belongings.
The storm coated houses and trucks in mud. The grime from the storm turned the Midwestern landscape dirt-brown.
A storm rescue worker rested on a bucket and surveyed the damage after the tornado. Rescue workers searched destroyed houses for trapped victims.
A debris-filled tree, stripped of leaves, survived the deadly storm. The tornado flattened neighborhoods where homes and communities once thrived.
A member of a rescue crew wielded a sledgehammer to clear the wreckage. Crews worked into the night to help victims of the storm.