Details of Disaster Information


United States : Tornado : 1999/05
GLIDE:   DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 1999/05
Country
   or
District
United States
Name Tornado
Outline Large and powerful tornadoes attacked Oklahoma City.
The tornado was classified as an F5, the most powerful.This storms were the deadliest tornado outbreak since 90 people were killed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario in May 1985.
Dozens of people died and thousands of homes were destroyed.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Victims of tornadoes in the Midwest return to what is left of their homes as the death toll rises.(ABC News 1999/5/6)
Oklahoma: 38 people killed, more than 751 people injured
Kansas: 5 people killed, nearly 150 people injured
Tenessee: 3 people killed
Texas 1 person killed
Oklahoma:nearly 2,000 houses destroyed in Oklahoma City area alone
Kansas:at least 1,500 businesses and homes destroyed or heavily damaged

Tenessee: Nashville International Airport temporarily closed
The damage estimate has been placed at more than $225 million in Oklahoma and more than $140 million in Kansas, where 1,129 buildings were destroyed in Monday’s storms.
Storms Kill 44; Hundreds Injured, Homes Destroyed (ABC News 1999/5/5)
Oklahoma: 38 people killed
Kansas: 5 people killed
Texas 1 person killed
Oklahoma:nearly 2,000 houses destroyed in Oklahoma City area alone
Kansas:at least 1,500 businesses and homes destroyed or heavily damaged


Death Among the Debris (ABC News 1999/5/4)
Oklahoma:38 people killed
Kansas 5 people killed
Nearly 2,000 houses destroyed in Oklahoma City area alone.

Large and powerful tornadoes attacked Oklahoma city
Deaths Oklahoma 40 Kansas 5
Casualities Oklahoma sbout 700 Kansas 100
Thousands of homes were destoroyed. Cars, Natural gas and Power poles were also damaged.

Related Links
Report/Articles