Tornado unleashes terrible destruction in Oklahoma

by Anonymous on May. 20th, 2013

The massive tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma today is estimated to have been between 1 to 2 miles wide (!) and stayed on the ground for about 40 minutes. As of this writing it's been designated as an EF4 category storm, but that could change. The damage is hugely extensive and the total loss of life and property won't be determined for a several days to come as workers dig through the rubble and debris. The above time-lapse video shows how the twister started fairly small then quickly grew into a super-destructive force of nature with wind speeds estimated - so far - to have been upwards to 200 miles per hour. The same region around Oklahoma City was ravaged by an EF5 tornado back in May of 1999. A local meteorologist called today's tornado "the worst tornado in the history of the world." The devastation seen in the aftermath of today's monster tornado lends some credence to that statement but time will tell.

Go to Smithsonian.com to put this deadly storm in perspective.

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little jimmy john jones's picture
little jimmy john jones says:

That is pretty insane! poor oklahomans!

posted on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 5:26pm
mariahsmith's picture
mariahsmith says:

i think that we should try to hlep them and help them make there home better again.

posted on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 3:48pm
brandon figuracion 's picture
brandon figuracion says:

Wow...if tornados could communicate, I would say ,"whoa, take it easy, dude!"

posted on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:02am
Adam's picture
Adam says:

What the heck that was crazy. That thing grew huge. That's really flippining scary.

posted on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 8:02pm
Melissa's picture
Melissa says:

Wow. Nature sure is harsh

posted on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:41pm
Steven's picture
Steven says:

Wow! Poor guys in the tornado. I'd be so scared if I was in that.

posted on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 11:47am

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