Piles of debris and mangled trees remain after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.
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MOORE, Okla. - More than 100 people were rescued from the rubble left behind by Monday’s massive tornado in Moore, Okla., according to the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City.
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Citing officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, KFOR reports 101 survivors were pulled from the debris as rescue crews worked feverishly to find people amid the chaos and destruction left behind.
The tornado is to blame for at least 24 deaths, according to the state medical examiner's office. That number was downgraded after confusion during the initial chaos after the storm, authorities said.
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The twister, ranked preliminarily an EF-4 by the National Weather Service, followed a similar path to an EF-5 tornado in 1999 that hit the same town.
There was no word on how severely the survivors pulled from the debris were injured.
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