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Before and after the tornado

Moore, Oklahoma, seen by Pléiades

The Pléiades satellites, built and operated by Airbus Defence and Space, have captured this image of Moore, Oklahoma, which clearly shows the devastation caused by the massive tornado that swept through the region on May 20, 2013.

Moore, 23 May 2013: Pléiades image

By comparing this image of 23 May with an image acquired on April 29, 2013, it is very easy to see that buildings, trees, cars and virtually everything else along the tornado’s path have been completed destroyed.

Moore, 29 April 2013: Pléiades image

First responders use satellite imagery like this to assess the overall situation and coordinate their efforts.

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