It’s been four days since the tornado blazed through Moore, Okla. And while the initial shock may be abating for some, the hardest part lies ahead for people who live there. Residents of subdivisions like Heatherwood, located about a mile east of Moore, are facing piles of rubble where their houses once stood. The question on their minds — after “Why?” — is “Now what?”
Photographer Katie Hayes Luke has been on assignment for NPR this week and gathered a few portraits of people in that neighborhood.
“I’d never seen destruction like that before,” she says, “so walking into a wasteland at first was kind of overwhelming. … They all seemed kind of dazed.”
Photo Credit: Katie Hayes Luke for NPR