When Associated Press photographer Sue Ogrocki saw the tornado warnings for the Oklahoma City area Monday, she didn't run into a storm shelter or take cover in her office.
She grabbed her camera equipment and her car keys. Then she rushed outside, got into her car and raced towards the approaching twister.
"We had advanced warning that tornadoes would probably be developing again yesterday afternoon," Ogrocki told ABC News. "So I know I had to get down here quickly. I had to get down here before it hit or at least be on my way before it hit."
Today, the National Weather Service said that Monday's tornado, which killed at least 24 people and injured hundreds when it sliced a 12-mile-long path of destruction from Newcastle to Moore, Okla., is the first top-of-the-scale EF-5 tornado of the year. The EF-5 rating, based on wind speed and inflicted damage, means winds exceeded 200 mph.
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