1999 Bridge Creek - Moore Tornado

1999 Bridge Creek - Moore Tornado

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1999 Bridge Creek - Moore tornado was an extremely powerful F5 tornado which devastated towns just outside of Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999. Throughout its one hour and 25 minute existence, the tornado covered 38 mi, destroying thousands of homes, killing 41 people and leaving $1 billion in losses behind. This ranks the tornado as the costliest on record, not accounting for inflation. The tornado first touched down at 6:23 pm CDT in Grady County, roughly 2 mi south-southwest of Amber. It quickly intensified into a violent F4 system, it gradually reached F5 status after traveling 6.5 mi, at which time it struck the city of Bridge Creek. Once it moved through the city, it fluctuated between F2 and F5 status as it crossed into Cleveland County. Not long after entering the county, it reached F5 intensity for a third time as it moved through the city of Moore. By 7:30 pm CDT, the tornado crossed into Oklahoma County and battered southern Oklahoma City before dissipating around 7:48 pm CDT just outside Midwest City.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135829475
  • 9786135829471