WEATHER EVENT THAT CHANGED LIVES

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EF5 MOORE, OKLAHOMA ON MAY 20TH, 2013


The 2013 tornado that ripped through Moore originated from a tornado outbreak — spanning from central Oklahoma down through south-central Oklahoma — that began during the afternoon and evening hours of May 20. The strongest tornado in the group, reaching EF5 status, was the one that devastated Moore. While in the city, the tornado damaged schools and destroyed homes in heavily populated residential areas. The storm also heavily damaged the Moore Medical Center, a post office and many other businesses before it vacated the city and continued its path of destruction.

Tornado's Damage to the Economy

Tornado’s actual cost: $2,000,000,000

Cost adjusted to 2019 dollars: $2,286,875,800

The Moore tornado reached EF5 status at times as it tore through Moore, resulting in 24 deaths and 207 injuries. The storm was accompanied by large hail and high winds, which contributed to the damage in the area. Businesses, schools and residences were all affected — some with more devastating results than others. For example, much of Briarwood Elementary, which had students present, was destroyed. However, no fatalities occurred. In another part of town, a wall at Plaza Towers Elementary School collapsed, killing seven children.

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