Haunting Night Scenes of Oklahoma’s Devastation

May 29, 2013 11:25am

On the afternoon of May 20, 2013 , an EF5 tornado blasted through the town of Moore, Okla., killing 24 people, including 10 children, and injuring up to 377 others. The tornado was the strongest in the United States in nearly two years and cut a path of destruction 17 miles  long and 1.3 miles wide.   Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson traveled to Moore and used the twilight night sky to illuminate some haunting landscapes the tornado left behind.

All Images By Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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A Ford pickup truck is seen bent around a tree by the wind in an area heavily damaged by the May 20 tornado in Moore, Okla.; May 27, 2013.

 

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The clouds of a thunderstorm roll over neighborhoods, May 23, 2013.

 

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A car rests on top of a pile of debris pushed up by the wind, May 27, 2013.

 

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The evening light illuminates a car and a tree stump, May 26, 2013.

 

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Jason Owen walks past an open door as he helps his mother salvage items from her uncle’s home, May 23, 2013.

 

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The evening light illuminates debris left deposited high in a tree, May 27, 2013.

 

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Debris hangs from the branches of a tree standing in an area heavily damaged by the May 20 tornado; May 27, 2013.

 

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A U.S. flag rests against a Ford pickup truck that has been bent around a tree by the wind, May 27, 2013.

 

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The evening light illuminates a bent street sign, May 26, 2013.

 

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Memorial Day fireworks explode over a house damaged by the  tornado, May 26, 2013.

 

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Lights shine on the tops of crosses making up a memorial outside the Plaza Towers elementary school where seven children died and other students and teachers were injured, May 26, 2013.

 For More Images of Moore Oklahoma and the destruction Click here.

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