Oklahoma tornado damage could top $2 billion
Updated May 22, 02:43 PM
MOORE, Okla. - The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb destroyed or damaged as many as 13,000 homes and may have caused $2 billion in overall damage, officials said Wednesday.
Oklahoma Insurance Department spokeswoman Calley Herth told The Associated Press that the early monetary damage tally is based on visual assessments of the extensive disaster zone that stretches more than 17 miles and the fact that Monday's tornado was on the ground for 40 minutes.
For the first time Wednesday, authorities provided a clearer accounting of the destruction.
Bears LB Urlacher announces his retirement
Updated May 22, 04:17 PM
Defensive Player of the Year in 2005
A trip to the Super Bowl as 2006 NFC champion.
"After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire," Urlacher said in a statement.