Moore Tornado Death Toll: Officials "98% Sure" There Are No More People Trapped in the Rubble

After reportedly search every home in Moore, Oklahoma, Gary Bird, fire chief for the community, has said this afternoon that rescuers are "98% sure" that there no more bodies or survivors trapped in the rubble. The death toll currently stands at 24, including nine children. He added, however, that fresh rescue teams would search the whole town at least two more times to ensure that no survivors or bodies were overlooked.

Earlier today, the National Weather Service upgraded the tornado to an EF5. EF5 tornadoes generate winds of over 200mph, and only 59 have hit the U.S in the past 63 years. 

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