Skip to main content









Donation Heart Ribbon

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Living With Wildfires: San Diego Firestorm 10 Years Later

National Guard Uses Thermal Imaging In Search For Oklahoma Tornado Victims (Video)

Oklahoma National Guard In Wake Of Monster Tornado

More than 240 members of the Oklahoma National Guard are scouring the devastation for signs of life in Moore, Oklahoma, where a deadly tornado virtually flattened the town and killed at least 24 people - seven of them children.

Air Force 2nd Lt. Gabriel Bird of the 146th Air Support Operations Squadron said members of his unit are using thermal imaging gear to search for victims buried in rubble:

"Hopefully, we’ll find survivors."

As the video posted above from The Pentagon Channel shows, the devastation is enough to choke up a tough National Guard soldier.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.