Photos: Recovery Begins In Tornado-Hit Area By editor • May 22, 2013 TweetShareGoogle+Email View Slideshow 1 of 10 Debris litters a park adjacent to a neighborhood that was destroyed by Monday's tornado in Moore. Brennan Linsley / AP View Slideshow 2 of 10 Volunteers form a chain as they retrieve clothing and other household items Wednesday at a home destroyed by a tornado, across the street from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. Rick Wilking / Reuters/Landov View Slideshow 3 of 10 A resident walks past a fallen roof after salvaging belongings from her home in Moore. The National Weather Service said Monday's tornado produced winds in excess of 200 mph, making it a top-of-the-scale EF5. Adrees Latif / Reuters/Landov View Slideshow 4 of 10 A sign reads "God Bless Moore" as workers make repairs to Warren Theatre after the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore was devastated by a tornado. Adrees Latif / Reuters/Landov View Slideshow 5 of 10 Jon Booth carries debris from his mother's tornado-destroyed home across the street from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. Rick Wilking / Reuters/Landov View Slideshow 6 of 10 Pastor Roger Murphy unloads a truck full of goods donated by Caliber Collision of Fort Worth, Texas, at OKC Faith Church in Oklahoma City. The goods will be delivered to Feed the Children to be distributed to help the Moore, Okla., tornado victims. Ed Zurga / EPA/Landov View Slideshow 7 of 10 Electric company employees work to restore power in a tornado-devastated neighborhood in Moore. As rescue efforts in wound down, residents turned to the daunting task of rebuilding a heartland community shattered by a vast tornado that killed at least 24 people. Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images View Slideshow 8 of 10 Tornado victim Todd (who only gave one name) looks through a pile of clothing at a roadside relief camp in Moore. The twister flattened block after block of homes as it struck at midafternoon Monday, hurling cars through the air, downing power lines and setting off localized fires in a 45-minute rampage. Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images View Slideshow 9 of 10 Susan Kates salvages items from a friend's tornado-ravaged home on Wednesday in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues two days after a huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb, flattening a wide swath of homes and businesses. Charlie Riedel / AP View Slideshow 10 of 10 Volunteers form a chain as they retrieve clothing and other household items at a home destroyed by a tornado, across the street from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Wednesday. Rick Wilking / Reuters/Landov Originally published on May 23, 2013 10:35 am Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.