MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2020.-
🖊 WEATHER HISTORY 📸 Omaha World-Herald
THE F4 TORNADO OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA ON MAY 6TH, 1975
Considered one of the most violent tornadoes in Nebraska's History, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning around 4:14 pm, then at 4:29 pm the 911 received calls from Omaha City reporting that the big phenomenon touched ground and caused flooding, destruction and three casualties as a result of the F4 tornado.
133 others were injured. One of the fatalities was a women who was thrown by the tornado from her home to a backyard four or five houses away. Debris was found miles away. Over 4,000 buildings were damaged and 287 were destroyed. In terms of damage, it was the costliest tornado in American history to that date, with damages costing at least $250 million to $300 million, and insurance costs estimated at up to $1.1 billion (in 1975). It is now currently the seventh-costliest tornado on record.