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Viewing May 3, 1999, through many eyes

BY JAMES S. TYREE Modified: May 2, 2009 at 11:02 am •  Published: May 2, 2009
Couch said his son takes tornadoes seriously because he remembers the May 3 outbreak, but his younger sister doesn’t grasp the importance.

McAnally, a Mulhall resident who became mayor years after the storms, said the outbreak could be "the greatest thing that ever happened to Mulhall” because it wiped out so many decrepit buildings.

"It provided money for the cleanup,” he said. "We have a lot of new houses — and we have a lot of vacant lots, too.”


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