Moore, Okla., residents allowed to return to damaged homes after tornado tears through community
3:29 PM, May 22, 2013
5:22 AM, May 23, 2013
MOORE, Okla. - Two days after an EF-5 tornado tore through the town of Moore, Okla., residents are being allowed to return to where their homes once stood.
Security is tight, with 49 checkpoints manned by law enforcement personnel from all over the state, but more and more residents have been allowed inside the destruction area.
The Oklahoma National Guards is stationed in various neighborhoods Wednesday, allowing some residents inside, though it's a case-by-case basis. By 3 p.m. all residents will be allowed back into their neighborhoods, said Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis.
Troopers, guardsmen and local police are asking residents for proof of identification before allowing them back into their homes.
Adams' home is just 100 yards from some of the worst destruction, though his home is still standing.
"I feel so blessed, I am just blessed," he said. "I know a lot of people that lost everything over there and I am just blessed, shook up, probably still be shook up hearing that tornado sound for a while."