What tornado hit Oklahoma in 2013?

What tornado hit Oklahoma in 2013?

On May 19, 2013, eight tornadoes touched down across the state of Oklahoma. Of those twisters, an EF-4 that hit Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties was the strongest.

How big was the tornado that hit Moore Oklahoma?

The tornado path was 17 miles long, 1.3 miles wide at the widest point. The tornado caused billions of dollars of damage. On May 20, 2013, a massive EF 5 tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. Twenty five lives were lost, including seven children who died while trying to take shelter at Plaza Towers Elementary.

Has Oklahoma ever had an F5 tornado?

This was the only F5 Tornado that occurred in the 1980’s in Oklahoma. This violent, long-lived tornado was the most infamous of nearly 60 tornadoes that struck central Oklahoma during an unprecedented outbreak on the afternoon and evening of Monday, May 3, 1999.

How many F5 tornadoes have hit Moore Oklahoma?

Waco, TX had F5 tornadoes in 1953 (killing 144) and in May 1973 (on the ground only 100 yards and causing no injuries or fatalities). Moore, Oklahoma (a suburb of Oklahoma City) has also been hit twice and both twisters were devastating. Moore was hit in May 1999 (36 killed) and again in May 2013 (24 killed).

How much damage can a F5 tornado do?

F5 261-318 mph 419-512 km/h INCREDIBLE DAMAGE: Homes leveled with all debris removed. Schools, motels, and other larger structures have considerable damage with exterior walls and roofs gone. Top stories demolished.

Where do tornadoes hit the most in Oklahoma?

Gallery: Tornadoes hit these Oklahoma counties the most in 2019

  • No. 8: Lincoln County.
  • No. 7: Kiowa County.
  • No. 6: Kay County.
  • No. 5: Tulsa County.
  • No. 4: Canadian County.
  • Third-most tornadoes: Osage County. 106 tornadoes.
  • Second-most tornadoes: Caddo County. 121 tornadoes.
  • Most tornadoes: Oklahoma County. 122 tornadoes.