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Families still victimized by Moore tornado

Families still victimized by Moore tornado

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Moore, OK - The anniversary of the Moore tornado was a time to reflect on the events happening one year ago, but it also meant something else for others.   Tuesday's one year anniversary of the tornado disaster that devastated Moore, Oklahoma also marked the deadline for victims' families to file claims for monetary damages. Seven claims were filed with one coming from every family that lost a child in plaza towers elementary school and each family is seeking the maximum tort claim limit, which could be a total of $1,000,000 per family.

Weeks before the anniversary one mother of a victim, along with the other six families shared their concerns for school safety when it comes to shelters in schools. The claims are going against the City of Moore and the Moore public school district as families say they brought about the "wrongful death" of each child.  

Most of the claims show the families feel the Moore district and city officials failed to properly hire, retain and supervise qualified architects, engineers and contractors, as well as make sure the plaza towers addition was safely constructed. The city and district have 90 days to settle or decline the claims. If declined, lawsuits could follow.