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Deadly tornados tore through several Oklahoma communities on May 19, 20 and 31, 2013. These are the stories of natural disaster and its aftermath, and of communities healing and recovering.

Temporary Medical Facility Opens In Moore

Moore, Okla. after the tornado tore through the community May 20. The community's only hospital was destroyed in the storm.
Jamin Yeager
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Aerial Oklahoma

A new temporary medical facility is open and serving patients in Moore.

Moore Medical Center opened the temporary facility at noon Monday. The temporary, modular building includes treatment rooms, a triage area, as well as X-ray, CT, ultrasound and lab services.

The city has been without a medical center since the May 20 tornado destroyed the town's hospital. The Norman Regional Hospital Authority has approved a $28.8 million new hospital, but the temporary facility will serve the community for about two years until the permanent center is built.

The Norman Transcript reports (http://bit.ly/1c8S6qQ that the temporary facility was built by the same manufacturer that built a temporary hospital in Joplin, Mo., following that city's tornado.

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