OKLAHOMA CITY (WTVR) – CBS 6 meteorologist Zach Daniel will be in tornado-damage Oklahoma beginning May 22. With resources there stretched thin, Zach will help our sister-station in Oklahoma City. In addition, Zach will provide reports for CBS 6 News and here on WTVR.com.
You can also follow along on this page which we will update during Zach’s time in Oklahoma.
Here is Zach Daniel’s report from Moore, Oklahoma. He said that residents are busy today, taking advantage of nice weather. He is at the scene at Plaza Towers elementary school.
Zach left this update on his Facebook page:
We spent Day 2 in Bethel Acres, a small community just SE of Shawnee and ENE of Moore. Got some good work done, met some great people, and will be at it until nightfall.
iPhone update from Zach on severe weather moving through Moore at 6:45 AM. Hail up to 2″ in diameter directly affecting the damage path.
We’ve posted Zach’s updates from CBS 6 News at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the live blog.
Check out the vids below.
The medical examiner’s office has released the names of some of the victims of Monday’s tornado in Moore. Click here: http://on.wtvr.com/MiQJGIR
Zach landed in Oklahoma with just enough time to file this report, while sitting in traffic.
The seven children who died inside Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, were in a classroom — not a basement — and they did not die from flooding, Moore Fire Department Chief Gary Bird told CNN on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the state’s Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb told CNN the kids had drowned in a school basement.
The mayor of tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, said he’ll try to get an ordinance passed requiring storm shelters or safe rooms in new housing projects. “I have six councilmen and I need four votes to get it passed,” Mayor Glenn Lewis told CNN on Wednesday.
On the ground in Atlanta. Flight to OKC arrives at 9:46 CDT. Going to try to set up quickly for the noon news on CBS 6.