May 3 Tornado: By the Numbers

Oklahoman Published: May 1, 2009
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The May 3-4, 1999, tornado outbreak was among the worst disasters in Oklahoma's recent history. Here's a look at the damage:

Oklahoma and Cleveland counties

Homes destroyed: 1,780.

Homes damaged: 6,550.

Apartments destroyed: 473.

Apartments damaged: 568.

Businesses destroyed: 85.

Businesses damaged: 42.

Churches destroyed: 3.

Schools destroyed: 2.

Other counties

Homes destroyed: 534.

Homes damaged: 878.

Businesses destroyed: 79.

Businesses damaged: 54.

Churches destroyed: 2.

Public buildings destroyed: 4.

Public buildings damaged: 7.

Source: National Weather Service in Norman


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