Uncertainty, paperwork greet Oklahoma tornado victims
It will take a long time before insurance adjusters make their way through 12,000 damanged homes in Moore, Oklahoma.
May 27th, 2013
04:02 PM ET

Uncertainty, paperwork greet Oklahoma tornado victims

By Nova Safo, CNN

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Moore, Oklahoma (CNN) - Homeowners in Moore, Oklahoma have begun facing the lengthy insurance claims process following the destruction of their homes by last week's deadly tornado that paved a 17-mile path of destruction.

Twenty-four people lost their lives, including children as young as four months old. More than 300 were injured. The estimates for the total cost of insurance claims range from $2 billion to $5 billion.

President Obama toured the area Sunday and pledged sustained support for the rebuilding effort. “It’s going to take a long time for this community to rebuild, so I want to urge every American to step up,” the president said.

For the thousands of homeowners who have already filed insurance claims, it’s becoming clear just how long "a long time" will be. Many, like Alberto Laija, still have multiple challenges ahead.

Laija’s house looks deceptively intact, at least from the outside. Inside, the ceiling is starting to bow in places – evidence of water seepage from a damaged roof. In some parts of the house, the ceiling has already given way. FULL POST

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CNN Radio News Day: May 27, 2013
The sun rises over a tornado ravaged home early on May 27, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.
May 27th, 2013
03:49 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 27, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • In London's Parliament Square today a right-wing group called the English Defense League staged demonstrations calling for a crackdown on Islamic groups. The marches follow last week's brutal murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. The two suspects in the attack claim, in a graphic cell phone video, that Rigby's death was revenge for the killing of Muslims worldwide. CNN International correspondent Matthew Chance reports the British government has announced a new task force to combat terrorism in the wake of Rigby's death:

"Obviously Britain, because it's a member of the European Union, is a lot more constrained than the United States is when it comes to its homeland security legislation.  There's a Human Rights Act in the European Union and Britain has to comply with that." FULL POST

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