9 confirmed dead as twisters rake Oklahoma City, suburbs
A tornado on the ground near El Reno, Okla., just south of Interstate 40, about 25 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City.
Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 1:35 am, Tue May 20, 2014.
The El Reno tornado in Oklahoma claimed the lives of three noted tornado researchers-chasers. Their deaths have sparked debate over the dangers of pursuing tornadoes.
In 2010, I joined the pursuit of tornadoes as a reporter covering the VORTEX study of tornadoes. The two-year, $12 million research effort was the largest ever field study of tornadoes.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:35 am.