Tornado Terror in Oklahoma:
May 3, 1999
A story in pictures
A one-mile-wide swirling suction machine at speeds upwards of 260 miles per hour. It was the worst possible scenario: an F5 tornado (the top of the scale) going through a metropolitan area. It couldn't be more tragic.
The atomospheric vacuum cleaner had a 7-mile-wide mezo-cyclone...one big muther of a cloud that spit out more than one tornado at a time. The biggest wedge shaped demon that it gave birth to sucked every house in it's path, a mile wide, and at a distance of tens of miles, gorging itself on neighborhoods and then vomiting them out miles away.
~The Aftermath (II)
~Search and Cleanup
~Detailed storm information and damage photos from NOAA
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