MOORE, Okla. -- Plaza Towers Elementary School no longer exists.
The pictures of the school in Moore show nothing more than a field of debris. There were several children pulled alive from the rubble, but the good news stops there.
"There are cars on top of the roof of the school. Everything within a mile radius has just been decimated," said one reporter from KFOR in Oklahoma.
From the looks of what's left, it's hard to believe that anyone survived, but thankfully they did.
"I had to hold on to a wall to keep myself safe because I didn't want to fly away in the tornado," said a little girl who survived the tornado inside Plaza Towers Elementary.
Stories of heroism started to emerge as children were pulled alive from the rubble, many of them saved by brave teachers.
"We had to pull a car out of the front hall off a teacher and I don't know what her name is, but she had three little kids underneath her. Good job teach," said an emotional man who helped in the rescue effort.
Dozens of firefighters and volunteers could be seen, formed in a line, digging through the debris, hoping against hope, that they'd find more people alive. But as the afternoon wore on, the news got harder to hear and harder to report.
"I understand they're going to start pulling these tiny victims out of the rubble here shortly," said the reporter for KFOR as he struggle to keep his composure.
The rescue effort turned to a recovery mission as hope faded. A few dozen more people, mostly children, are thought to still be trapped under the massive pile of concrete and debris.
The recovery effort was expected to go on through the night.
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