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The next 10 photos show EF-2/EF-3 damage was caused by the "El Reno" tornado on May 31, 2013. These photos were taken by NWS/NOAA personnel as part of a damage survey.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 1: This photo shows EF-3 damage to a house near the intsersection of S. Airport Road and SW 15th Street, or about 6.4 miles southwest of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. The exterior walls of the house had collapsed.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 2: This photo shows EF-3 damage to a metal building near the intsersection of S. Airport Road and SW 15th Street, or about 6.4 miles southwest of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. A progressive collapse of rigid frames occurred with this metal building.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 3: This photo shows EF-3 damage to a house near the intsersection of Rother Road and SW 15th Street, or about 6 miles south-southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. All of the walls of the house collapsed.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 4: This photo shows EF-2 damage to a house near the intsersection of Rother Road and SW 15th Street, or about 6 miles south-southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. Large sections of the roof structure were removed, but most walls remained standing.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 5: This photo shows EF-2 damage to a another house near the intsersection of Rother Road and SW 15th Street, or about 6 miles south-southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. Large sections of the roof structure were removed, but most walls remained standing.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 6: This photo shows EF-3 damage to a metal and steel building just north of U.S Interstate Highway 40, or about 5 miles east-southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. A progressive collapse of rigid frames occurred with the metal and steel building.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 7: This photo shows EF-3 damage to some broken and bent steel poles to some electrical power lines near the intersection of Jensen Road and S. Radio Road, or about 4 miles southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 8: This photo shows EF-3 damage to a large metal and steel building at the Canadian Valley Technology Center, or about 4.5 miles east-southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. A collapse of the exterior walls occurred with this building.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 9: This photo shows EF-3 damage to a large metal and steel building at the Canadian Valley Technology Center, or about 4.5 miles east-southeast of El Reno, OK in Canadian County. A progressive collapse of rigid frames occurred with this metal building.

May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK Tornado Damage Photo
Photo 9: This photo shows a heavily damaged white Chevy Cobalt near the intersection of Reuter Road and S. Radio Road, or 4.8 miles southeast of El Reno, OK. Three storm chasers were killed when this vehicle was hit by one of sub-vortices within the larger circulation of the "El Reno" tornado.