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Oklahoma storm damage costs could top 2 billion dollars

OKLAHOMA   --  The Oklahoma Insurance Department says the cost from the massive tornado could top two billion dollars.

But money won't replace the lives lost or the personal belongings destroyed when the funnel cloud tore through this Oklahoma City suburb.

24-people lost their lives in Monday's monster twister.
Ten children are among the victims.
Seven of them died at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, which had no basement shelter.

When I got to the school it was completely gone. It was just rubble. There's no way to explain the anger and the sadness that I had all at one time.

The town's mayor says he is now pushing to require safe-room shelters in all *new* homes.