As the tornado continued to move east and east-northeast, it moved through much more densely populated suburban neighborhoods of southwest Oklahoma City and Moore where violent destruction was widespread. Two semi trailers were blown off I-40 while approaching OKC from the W. In OKC there was damage to 1,473 homes, of which about 50 were unroofed. This tornado produced damage to a power pole just south of NE 23rd Street and a snapped a few tree branches along the path. The specific time is unknown. Four homes lost a large part of their roofs, and the others suffered considerable damage. The tornado appeared to have been at its widest toward the end of its path along Morgan Road just north of NW 122nd Street, and it was at this point along the path where the intensity appeared to have been at its highest. From the east side of Lake Stanley Draper, near Hiwassee Road and SE 89th Street, to just south of Harrah, the damage path became more severe and focused. Funnels aloft were sighted near NW 112th & Broadway Extension, and near NW 122nd & Sunnylane around 1100PM. and continued N to between SE 15th and Reno Ave. Formed about 4 miles east of Stella and moved NE to near Shawnee Lake (extreme SE part of OKC), where 11 homes were destroyed and one person was killed. A tornado touched down 2 miles west of Richland and moved east-northeast before dissipating one mile south of Piedmont. About a third of the town was damaged; 31 homes, 2 businesses and 2 churches were destroyed, and 44 homes and 2 businesses had major damage. Well-constructed buildings were totally destroyed. Two farms were destroyed near Yukon. The storm moved SE, with a funnel forming near SW 80th & May Avenue. Totals from this tornado include 36 direct fatalities (12 in Bridge Creek, 1 in Newcastle, 9 in S/SE Oklahoma City, 5 in Moore, 6 in Del City, and 3 in Midwest City), 5 indirect fatalities during or shortly after the tornado, 583 direct injuries, numerous indirect injuries (too many to count), 1800 homes destroyed, and 2500 homes damaged. Flood/Flash Flood Safety Moved NE from near Newcastle to Pleasant Valley to NE of Moore, crossing extreme S parts of OKC. Additional damage and 2 other deaths near Meeker. Another cold system will move through the Four Corners region with heavy mountain snow. More than 20 other buildings were damaged. Consistent EF4 damage continued until the tornado passed SE 4th Street just east of Bryant Avenue. Oklahoma is generally known as the heart of Tornado Alley, as it lays at the centre of storm activity in the Great Plains. Only 2 or 3 people reported seeing the funnel, but many heard a loud noise like a jet engine. Damage estimate: $3.2 million Data sources: D. Yet another tornado (the last of 14 tornadoes to be spawned by this thunderstorm) formed around 817 PM 3 miles ENE of Jones, just W of Triple X Rd. Several businesses, including Frontier City, suffered major structural damage along I-35, from near 122nd south for about 3/4 mile. The tornado moves southeast from north of Arcadia, crossing the Turner Turnpike just south of Luther, and moved to 3 miles north of Meeker. About Our Office The strongest, most versatile Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms available, to fit any space. The tornado that formed west of Moore, Oklahoma yesterday went from EF-1 to EF-5 strength within 10-15 minutes, responding to favorable conditions aloft (powerful wind shear coupled with an explosively unstable atmosphere). A brief tornado affected the area near Northwest Expressway and Rockwell Avenue. A mile-wide tornado has hit the outskirts of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 and trapping children inside the rubble of a primary school. ", Damage estimate: $1,500 Data sources: D,L,S. (Another tornado was reported to have moved ENE from near Antioch to 1.5 miles N of Moore, wrecking 26 planes in four hangars at the South Shields Airport. It was a terrifying evening of tornado chaos and extreme atmospheric violence in the Oklahoma City area on Friday. This is believed to be the same tornado that struck earlier W of Minco. The funnel cut a twisting, erratic path through the SW part of OKC. The large tornado moved east-northeast into Pottawatomie County at 5:20 PM CST then curving northeast as it approached State Highway 102. The tornado developed southwest of Main Street and Mustang Road on the east side of Yukon. OG&E reported 215 poles down. The tornado continued into a neighborhood, damaging mainly trees and doing minor shingle damage before lifting. The owner said he saw the funnel hit the barn and return to the parent cloud. A man walks through floodwaters by a home on Council just north of NW 164 in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Damage estimate: Unknown Data sources: D. The violent Newcastle-South OKC-Moore tornado was first observed developing in McClain County about one-half mile south of OK State Highway 37 in northwest Newcastle to the east of Rockwell Avenue. Then Came the Twister, Plains Tornadoes Trash Homes, Free Tigers, Teacher Names Son After 3rd-Grader Killed in Tornado, Mother, Baby Among 9 Dead in Oklahoma Tornadoes, Red Cross Sitting on a Third of Sandy Donations, Oklahoma's Fallin: I Need to Cut Red Tape, Oklahoma's Grim Task: Cleaning Up the Cemetery, Among the 10 Children Killed in Okla., 2 Babies, NY Rep to Okla. Large trees adjacent to the fire station were heavily damaged. A smaller retail building received major roof damage and a majority of its windows were blown out. Damage estimate: $500,000 Data sources: G,L. Ten businesses were destroyed, including a large auto dealership where losses were $1 million. A crew from the Weather Channel learned that yesterday when their vehicle got thrown about 200 yards by a tornado outside Oklahoma City. Damage was mostly minor, being limited to fences and carports, but one restaurant sustained F1 roof damage just before the tornado dissipated. The restaurant was destroyed. The tornado then moved into Oklahoma County from Canadian County in western Oklahoma City and moved generally east along and near SW 15th Street before dissipating near SW 15th and Meridian Avenue. A church in NE OKC was completely destroyed by high winds. It formed around 626 PM CDT about 2 miles SSW of Amber, and grew rapidly to monstrous proportions as it headed NE, paralleling I-44. At least 12 buildings were heavily damaged in Moore. Heavy dust and trash were picked up by the funnel, but there was no tornado damage. GERONIMO – Severe storms Saturday spun up at least one tornado that caused damage in southwest Oklahoma. This is the second of two tornadoes that developed over the west side of Mustang. Wind speeds in this area were estimated near 200 mph. It moved through the west part of Blanchard, where winds were estimated at 150-175 mph. This tornado, like the previous one, was embedded within a larger area of damaging straight-line winds. The tornado touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west of downtown Oklahoma City, about 10:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, on the leading edge of a squall line of severe thunderstorms. [Path width 500yd, length 8mi]. One fatality occurred as a mobile home was destroyed in the south portion of Chickasha. The third tornado in the OKC area on this day, and the second of a pair that occurred in the Moore area. It caused F1 and occasional F2 damage to homes SW of Choctaw and to several businesses in town, especially on the N side of 23rd. On one farmstead about 7 miles southeast of Luther, a trailer home was smashed, fatally injuring a woman. Although this tornado primarily affected northeast Norman and Shawnee, the tornado did move through the extreme southeastern tip of the city of Oklahoma City just west and north of Hardesty Road and Pottawatomie Road. Mobile homes were damaged and destroyed, trees were uprooted/destroyed, outbuildings were destroyed, and many buildings lost significant portions of their roofs. ), Damage estimate: $150,000 Data sources: D,G,S. Houses damaged by a tornado are seen in Dayton, Ohio, yesterday Credit: ... Parts of New York City even came under a tornado … Members Discussion Forum. Damage in the OKC- Midwest city areas was along Sooner Road from SE 15th Street to NE 108th. A minimal F2 tornado dipped three times, destroying a barn 1.5 miles E of Mustang. The most severe damage, one of the two EF4 tornadoes of the day, occurred in the Deerfield West Subdivision. 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