Moore Hospital Groundbreaking Marks Tornado Anniversary

May 21, 2014

The 24 people killed a year ago when a tornado struck Moore, Okla., were honored during a remembrance ceremony followed by a hospital groundbreaking to mark the one-year anniversary of the tornado that also left hundreds injured.

Gov. Mary Fallin and U.S. Rep. Tom Cole joined Moore city officials to break ground Tuesday on the new Moore Medical Center. The $29 million facility is expected to be completed in fall 2016.

The previous medical center was destroyed during the 2013 tornado that was rated an EF5.

Currently a temporary hospital sits in its place.

The program included a tribute to the 24 who died May 20, 2013, with a bell ringing by the Moore Fire Department Honor Guard and it concluded with the groundbreaking.

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