PHOTOS OF DESTRUCTION
May 7, 1999 NOAA's National
Weather Service personnel have been surveying the damage from
the tornadoes that devastated parts of Oklahoma and Kansas. The
Oklahoma City metro area was struck by an F5 twister; the first
time on record that's ever happened. See the dramatic photos
sent back from ground zero.
The Turner family in Grady County, Okla., try to recover some of their belongings. They credited their survival with advance warnings. After telling neighbors to join them they crammed 35 people into a storm cellar. The winds from the F-5 tornado pulled the door off the cellar, but all survived.
Total Destruction. Dan Cary, Cleveland County Emergency Manager, surveys the damage. Moore, Okla. suffered some of the worst destruction during the May 3, 1999, Oklahoma tornado outbreak when an F-5 tornado ripped through the town in the early evening hours. The tornado traveled 40 miles through several towns. Despite the devastation in this neighborhood, National Weather Service tornado warnings presented to the public by local TV meteorologists were credited with saving many lives.