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El Reno, OK Tornado: 2nd Most Tornado Deaths in Vehicles in Last 6 Years

All eight fatalities from the May 31, 2013 El Reno, OK tornado occurred in vehicles, including the fatalities of some well-known storm chasers. Here are the tornadoes with at least 5 vehicle fatalities in the last 6 years: Fatalities in Vehicles … Continue reading

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El Reno, OK Tornado Dramatically Wider than Other Recorded F5/EF5 Tornadoes

The May 31, 2013 El Reno tornado was the widest ever recorded at 2.6 miles wide. It’s worth showing how much wider the tornado was than any other EF5 tornado: Source: AP/ABC News; NWS; CNN Note: “0.2” represents tornadoes that … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Tornadoes: Approximate Death Toll Likely Not Known for Days

Today’s Oklahoma tornadoes are already catastrophic in terms of damage and loss of life. It’s important to keep in mind that information in events that devastate a wide area often takes substantial time to finalize. Based on the experience of … Continue reading

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