Remembering the May 3rd tornadoes 17 years later

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OKLAHOMA — It’s been seventeen years since the monstrous May 3rd tornado ripped through Oklahoma, taking the lives of 41 people.

May 3, 1999 is a day some will never forget.

It is a significant day in Oklahoma weather history.

Multiple super-cell thunderstorms produced many large and damaging tornadoes.

The strongest funnel, an F5, stayed on the ground for nearly an hour and a half.

The tornado stayed on a 38-mile path from Chickasha through south Oklahoma City and through the suburbs of Bridge Creek, Newcastle, Moore, Midwest City, and Del City.

A total of 41 people were killed by the tornadoes that day, and another 675 people were injured.

It was one of the most expensive tornadoes in U.S. history, causing over $1 billion dollars in damage.

Posted 7:42 am, May 3, 2016, by Dallas Franklin, Updated at 12:25pm, May 3, 2016

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