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KENT, Ohio — A Kent State professor and some of his students saw the damage created by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma firsthand.

Dr. Andrew Curtis and his group returned home from Oklahoma Sunday. They were there to collect data, shoot video and conduct computer mapping of the EF5 twister damage from a few weeks ago in Moore.

They went street to street, carefully charting the damage in each area.

“From this data, we can start to see which buildings managed to survive better than surrounding buildings, so that’s going to help us in terms of identifying what aspects of a tornado-hit neighborhood actually fare better, and which fare worse,” said Curtis.

The team will then check areas again in six months to see how they are recovering. Curtis and his team were in Oklahoma for Friday’s latest round of deadly tornadoes.

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