Moore Tornado an EF-5; $2 Billion Damage Estimate: 3rd Costliest Tornado in History
Posted: 11:22 AM EDT on May 22, 2013
The Moore, Oklahoma tornado of May 20, 2013 is now ranked an EF-5, making it one of only 59 U.S. tornadoes to achieve that distinction since record keeping began in 1950. This morning, the Oklahoma Insurance Department said the preliminary tornado damage estimate could top $2 billion. This would make the 2013 Moore tornado the 2nd most expensive tornado in history.
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