It has been an unusually rough spring, particularly in the southwestern part of Tornado Alley. A few days ago, a Texas town got wiped off the map. Now, a suburb of Oklahoma City has been smashed to bits. A massive tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, destroying two elementary schools and killing up to 91 people. The tornado, a 2-mile-wide monster with up to EF5 winds, was on the ground for over 30 minutes.
The worst news of the whole event, if a disaster like this could have worse news, is that an elementary school took a direct hit. Plaza Towers Elementary School was completely destroyed by the tornado, with up to 20 children from that school killed by the winds and debris. All tornadoes are dangerous, but this one is proving to be one of the worst possible results imaginable.
“It is absolutely devastating, this is horrific,” Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb said. “We’re going to have fatalities. … We’re going to have significant injuries. … We just don’t know what those numbers are. Schools have been hit, a hospital has been hit, businesses have been flattened, neighborhoods have been wiped away — we don’t have the numbers in yet but it is going to be significant and it is going to be horrific.”
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