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Oklahoma Families Suffer as Tornadoes Touch Down

The March 15 tornado that touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, was the fifth to hit the town in as many years. Nobody was hurt this time around, but families are continuing to suffer again and again as they repeatedly rebuild their lives in this tornado alley.

"It has been kind of like deja vu," Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis told The Moore Daily. "We have experienced so many ups and downs here with all of the times we have experienced tornadoes. And you have just got to wonder why this keeps happening."

Two years ago, a massive tornado significantly damaged the town, which is located just south of Oklahoma City. Twenty-four people were killed and 212 injured, including several children whose school was hit. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed, as well as a medical center.

Three years earlier, three tornadoes touched down in Moore. The biggest was about 24 miles wide, killing two and injuring 49.

"I really can't believe it. You know, we just experienced some of this a couple of years ago," Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the station. "Just so soon — it's difficult."

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