One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Oklahoma

Unfortunately, Oklahoma is home to some of the worst disasters in history. Not only did we experience a horrific domestic terror attack, but we’ve encountered some of the worst natural disasters on earth from devastating tornadoes.

On May 3, 1999, a tornado outbreak ripped through Moore and surrounding areas with a very powerful F5 tornado, in which the highest wind speeds ever measured globally – 301 m.p.h. – were recorded on radar. Here’s a look back at this horrific day in U.S. history that happened right here in Oklahoma.

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Here’s a look back at this huge tornado that will never be forgotten:

Did you live in the path of this storm in 1999? If so, tell us about your story.

Another devastating tornado that is one of the worst in history is the Pryor tornado of 1942. You can get all the details and see photos of this natural disaster here.