Fire Chief Says Search Almost Complete In Oklahoma - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Fire Chief Says Search Almost Complete In Oklahoma

Posted: Updated:
Photo courtesy: NBC News Photo courtesy: NBC News
  • Fire Chief Says Search Almost Complete In OklahomaMore>>

  • Oklahoma Twister A Top-Of-The-Scale EF-5

    Oklahoma Twister A Top-Of-The-Scale EF-5

    Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:27 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:27:09 GMT
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.More >>
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5 twister with winds of at least 200 mph.More >>

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The fire chief in the Oklahoma City suburb raked by a massive tornado says the search for survivors and the dead is almost complete.
    
Fire Chief Gary Bird said Tuesday that he's "98 percent sure" there are no more survivors or bodies to recover under the rubble in Moore.
    
Bird says every damaged home has been searched at least once, and that his goal is to conduct three searches of each location just to be sure.
    
He's hopeful the work could be completed by nightfall, though heavy rains have slowed efforts and soaked debris piles.
    
Bird says no additional survivors or bodies have been found since Monday night.
    
Monday's tornado flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Avista Utilities working to restore power to thousands of customers Monday

    Avista Utilities working to restore power to thousands of customers Monday

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:25:33 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As storms move through Spokane and Coeur d'Alene region Monday night, Avista Utilities crews are dealing with power outages. As of 8:15 p.m., Avista's outage map showed about 4,400 customers without power. The cause for most of those outages were listed as "under investigation" on Avista's website Monday night, but are thought to be weather related.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As storms move through Spokane and Coeur d'Alene region Monday night, Avista Utilities crews are dealing with power outages. As of 8:15 p.m., Avista's outage map showed about 4,400 customers without power. The cause for most of those outages were listed as "under investigation" on Avista's website Monday night, but are thought to be weather related.

    More >>
  • Woman files claim against City of Spokane after her car sustains $7K in damage

    Woman files claim against City of Spokane after her car sustains $7K in damage

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:26:34 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman has filed a claim against the City of Spokane after she says a displaced water cap caused $7,000 in damage to her car. “I want them to pay,” said Marian Denney.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane woman has filed a claim against the City of Spokane after she says a displaced water cap caused $7,000 in damage to her car. “I want them to pay,” said Marian Denney.

    More >>
  • Caught on camera: Porch prowlers steal bicycle

    Caught on camera: Porch prowlers steal bicycle

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:09:38 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A series of surveillance videos show a woman walk onto a porch, grab a bicycle, and ride away in broad daylight. Video captures the theft from four surveillance cameras mounted on a West Central home Sunday. “We bought a bike for a neighborhood kid who didn’t have a bike this summer and he was going to ride it when he was here,” said Tricia Leming.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A series of surveillance videos show a woman walk onto a porch, grab a bicycle, and ride away in broad daylight. Video captures the theft from four surveillance cameras mounted on a West Central home Sunday. “We bought a bike for a neighborhood kid who didn’t have a bike this summer and he was going to ride it when he was here,” said Tricia Leming.

    More >>