June 19, 2024

Tornados: Spinning Destructions

On Monday, May 20th, a record-breaking tornado plowed through the small town of Moore, Oklahoma. It left in its wake broken homes, shattered memories, and lost of lives. Twenty-four people were killed, nine of which were children. Their day would change when a class EF5 tornado, the highest category tornado, would rip through the school with its 200 mile per hour winds.

The tornado passed through the city that experienced an intense hurricane in 1999. Moore, Oklahoma has often been right in the middle of tornado alley. This however is panning out to be one of the deadly and costly tornadoes ever. Over 13,000 homes were demolished or affected by this tornado. Casualties are estimating 1.5 to 2 billion dollars. People from the area are helping their neighbors clean up, and rebuild. This small town says they will rebuild and be ‘better than ever’.

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