Oklahoma tornadoes - May 3, 1999
Oklahomans looked into the dark sky and saw terror.
On May 3, 1999, an unusual confluence of atmospheric conditions in Oklahoma
spawned dozens of tornadoes that swept across the state in an hours-long parade of
destruction. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed, and 19 counties became
The worst toll was in human lives: 44 dead, including three children.
Hundreds more were injured.
This special NewsOK page looks back on one of the most frightening days in the
Oklahoma's recent history.
The tornadoes have passed. No one who survived them has forgotten.