f5 tornado


May 19th 2013. Moore, Oklahoma

This is a town not 15 minutes for me.
This was 1.3 MILES wide, moving at 34 mph with winds hitting 200+mph. Katrina only hit 175mph at the most. It traveled 17 miles.

The square mileage of its path was near the size of Manhattan Island. Moore has been hit by two F5 tornadoes one of them even ranking off the Fujita scale. The weathermen in my state are so accurate they can tell you exactly where it will go within a mile or so.

What amazes me the most about areas like this and many more in the Midwest is when it happens we brush it off build again and wait for next year.

@skypig357 @i-am-your-northern-star @mojave-wasteland-official @libertarian-lady

Tornado season is just around the corner for here.


Oelwein, Iowa
Population: 6,415

“The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from Gustav Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later the two dividing streets of Oelwein were named after his sons, Frederick and Charles.

The town of Oelwein is named after the Oelwein family, but they were not the original settlers of the land. On the contrary, it was entered by a professional man at Dubuque, who made it his business to enter land, add a good fee for his trouble, plus a high rate of interest, and then not turn it over to the man in whose name it was registered until he was able to pay the price. Oelwein’s present site was entered in 1852 by J. B. Burch. The hamlet of Oelwein was instituted in 1873, and was incorporated as a town in 1888, with Dr. Loban Pattison becoming its first mayor. The town suffered its chief setback in 1887, when nearly all of the old Main Street business district (now First Avenue SE) was destroyed by fire.

In 1968, the town suffered another setback when a tornado swept through the main business district. 68 homes were destroyed, including some in F5 damage, 132 sustained major damage and 600 sustained less damage. Every business in the district suffered damage including 51 that were destroyed. Two churches, an elementary school, and the middle school were destroyed. Extensive damage was also done in nearby Maynard. Along the path, 5 people died (one in Oelwein), 156 were injured, and $21 million worth of ($18 million in Oelwein) damage was done, inflated to $130.4 million today.”

More than 1,000 tornadoes hit the U.S. every year – in some parts of the country, they’re almost routine, like giant monster attacks in Japan. But every once in a while, a big one hits. That’s what happened on May 20, 2013, when the country’s biggest tornado in years landed in Moore, Oklahoma. It obliterated more than 1,000 homes, flung a 10-ton oil tank onto a school a half a mile away, and killed people as they hid in showers, in bathtubs, and in closets.

We sat down with one woman whose family narrowly survived that storm to find out what it’s like to be at ground zero when the weather tries to assassinate you.

5 Things You Learn Surviving An F5 Tornado


Joplin, MO tornado footage

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There is no way you can fly a helicopter straight into a tornado, especially an F5 tornado, like it’s against all physics or whatever I don’t know the sciencey technical terms but I know impossible when I see it

  • says something stupid in front of a hot guy: whoops that was kinda embarrassing lol
  • says something stupid in front of a hot girl: this is horrible. this is a disaster. an f5 tornado. a category 5 hurricane. I don't know if I'll ever recover. I don't know if I'll ever forget.