Oklahoma Suffered the "Biggest, Most Destructive Tornado" in State History Yesterday, Killing at Least 51 People
Yesterday afternoon, at 2:56 P.M. Central, a tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma . . . which is a city just south of Oklahoma City. And it was NOT a normal tornado.
This tornado was TWO MILES wide, and its winds were up to 200 miles-per-hour. It destroyed every building in its path . . . including an elementary school with children inside.
As of the latest reports, 51 people are dead . . . including at least 20 children . . . and 145 people are in the hospital.
We don't have an official count, but at least dozens of buildings and homes were destroyed. The local NBC station called it, quote, "the biggest, most destructive tornado in history."
They probably meant in the history of the state . . . because other tornados have been more powerful and caused more deaths . . . but that's still extremely significant. (CNN / NBC 4 - Oklahoma City / Gawker)