Much of the soil in Oklahoma, including Moore, is red clay -- a porous substance that makes foundations settle and basements and underground tornado shelters leak.
A Facebook page has been set up to return photos and documents to victims of a deadly storm system that has ripped across the state.
At least 120 people were injured in what President Barack Obama called "one of the most destructive tornadoes in history." Channel 3 has a news crew embedded with the local Red Cross on its way to the disaster zone.
Damian Britton, a student at Plaza Towers Elementary School, recounted a harrowing scene when the tornadoes touched down a little before 3 p.m. with winds up to 200 miles per hour.
Rescue teams combed through pulverized buildings and splintered homes early Tuesday after one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history blasted through Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 24 people, including eight children.
The search and rescue efforts taking place in Oklahoma bring back difficult memories for one Chattanooga man. David Wilson survived when a tornado touched down on his college campus, but it was several hours before first responders could reach him.
A monster tornado ripped through southern Oklahoma City and the suburb of Moore on Monday afternoon, leaving homes and schools in ruins and fires burning out of control.
When a devastating tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., on Monday afternoon, Shayla Taylor was on the upper floor of the local hospital, in active labor with her second child.