Oklahoma tornado survivor: 'We thought we were dead'
21 May 2013 Last updated at 11:59 BST
At least 24 people are confirmed dead, including seven children, and many are missing after a tornado tore through Oklahoma City, US officials say.
Worst hit was Moore, south of the city, where neighbourhoods were flattened and schools destroyed by winds of up to 200mph (320km/h).
Ricky Stover, who lives near Oklahoma City, locked his cellar door as the huge tornado tore apart his home.