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