In the tornado disaster zone: Stories from Moore, Okla. survivors

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MOORE, Oklahoma (CNN) — Sun was hard to come by in Moore, Oklahoma, Tuesday. The sky still looked menacing, dark and foggy. Mist turned to rain. Lightning struck.

From the air, this suburb outside Oklahoma City looked like flattened cardboard. On the ground, homes were messes of splinters. Cars, thrown like toys, sat in ridiculous places. Hunks of steel hung in trees — the trees that were left. Most were shaved down to gnarly apocalyptic wishbones.

When people were allowed back on their street — if emergency crews gave them the green light — that’s when the real trauma set in for many.

It’s bizarre and disorienting when every landmark and sign your eye knows is suddenly gone and there’s miles of nothing in its place.

“It’s funny when you can’t tell your own stuff when you get back and look at it like this,” Mack James…

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