Disaster in Oklahoma After massive tornado, many houses ‘just sticks and bricks’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tony Gutierrez/AP At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, in Monday's massive tornado in Oklahoma. TANNEN MAURY/EPA Governor Mary Fallin said authorities did not know how many people were still missing, but vowed to account for every resident. Tony Gutierrez/AP Many houses have ‘‘just been taken away. They’re just sticks and bricks,’’ the governor said of the 17-mile path of destruction. Tony Gutierrez/AP The National Weather Service said the twister was on the ground for 40 minutes, with winds estimated at 190 mph. NASA The storm system that generated a deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., is seen in a satellite image. Sgt. 1st Class Kendall James/Oklahoma National Guard/Reuters Rescue workers dug through the rubble of Plaza Tower Elementary School early Tuesday in Moore, Okla. Charlie Riedel/AP Dalton Sprading (right) salvaged items from his tornado-ravaged home Tuesday in Moore, Okla. ED ZURGA/EPA A mangled in the parking lot of Warren Theatre as a storm cloud passed over early Tuesday in Moore, Okla. OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD/EPA/ A stuffed bear amid the rubble in Moore after a massive tornado leveld parts of the town on Monday. ED ZURGA/EPA Lightning ripped across the sky in Moore, Okla., on the day after a massive tornado hit the town. Sue Ogrocki/associated press A child was pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. Nate Billings/The Oklahoman/AP Rebekah Stuck hugged her son, Aiden, 7, after she found him in front of the destroyed Briarwood Elementary on Monday. Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman/AP Cindy Wilson texted friends on Monday after her home was destroyed by a massive tornado. Paul Hellstern/The OKLAHOMAn/associated press Rescuers looked for victims amid debris south of Oklahoma City. Sue Ogrocki/associated press Police officers in Moore, Okla., dug through the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School after a massive tornado struck. Sue Ogrocki/asociated press A boy was pulled from beneath a collapsed wall at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. Paul Hellstern/The OKLAHOMAn/associated press Briarwood Elementary School in south Oklahoma City was also damaged, and people there were injured. Sue Ogrocki/associated press A fire burned amid devastation in Moore, Okla., after an EF-4 tornado with winds up to 200 mph struck there. Sue Ogrocki/associated press A woman was pulled from the school. Paul Hellstern/The OKLAHOMAn/associated press The tornado was estimated to be at least a half-mile wide with winds up to 200 mph. Paul Hellstern/The OKLAHOMAn/associated press Kim Schwab looked at her destroyed home in south Oklahoma City. Sue Ogrocki/associated press A woman carried her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School. Sue Ogrocki/associated press A woman took an injured child to a triage center. globe staff The storm’s path south of Oklahoma City. Richard Rowe/reuters Overturned vehicles and other damage is seen. Richard Rowe/reuters Law enforcement officers arrived in Moore. AP Photo/KFOR-TV An image from television shows homes that were flattened outside Moore, Okla., on Monday. AP Photo/Courtesy KWTV The tornado was estimated to have been a mile wide. AP Photo/KFOR-TV A house burned outside Moore, Okla. AP Photo/KFOR-TV An image shows a vehicle pile-up outside Moore, Okla.