Moore Medical Center being rebuilt


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Moore Medical Center being rebuilt.
Moore Medical Center being rebuilt.
Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 11/20/2013 4:34 pm Published: 11/20/2013 4:31 pm


Six months ago Wednesday, Moore was slammed by one of the worst tornadoes in history.

An EF-5 killed two dozen people and injured more than 300. The storm leveled entire neighborhoods, a school and a hospital.

The Moore Medical Center is part of the massive rebuilding effort that's grown over the past six months.

Last May, cars were piled up, and an entire hospital was reduced to a pile of twisted metal and rubble.

It took months to finish clearing it, but now the effort to rebuild is underway. Crews are finishing up a series of metal buildings that will serve as a temporary clinic over the next two years while they're building the new Moore Medical Center.

The new hospital will be five stories tall with 100,000 square feet of space.

It will cost close to $30 million to complete, but when it's done Moore residents will have access to even more services than they had before.

The actual structure for the temporary hospital will be finished early next week, but it will take a little longer to get all of the medical equipment.


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