Seven Years Ago Today: The Moore, OK Tornado

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20 May 2020 3:00 AM
                On May 20th, 2013, a powerful EF-5 tornado moved through the city of Moore, Oklahoma, leading to 24 fatalities and leaving behind a trail of incredible destruction. This is also the most recent EF-5 tornado to strike the United States. Here's a look at the deadly twister: https://youtu.be/abih_NHDjik And the destruction that followed it: https://youtu.be/sgTAlz0X8IU The tornado was on the ground for about 14 miles before moving through the densely-populated Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, where it killed several children at the Plaza Towers Elementary School when a wall collapsed during the tornado. After originating near Newcastle just before 3pm CDT that day, the tornado moved through Moore before dissipating in southeast Oklahoma City around 3:35pm CDT. At its peak, the tornado was over a mile wide. The National Weather Service office in Norman, Oklahoma has more detailed information on the tornado here. https://youtu.be/eJhX4MXAtns Here are more first-hand accounts from people who witnessed this tornado, including WeatherNation field correspondent Ben McMillan. Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on severe weather.
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