May 20th Tornado: Moore, Oklahoma · 2:31pm
For those of you who remember my blog post detailing the origin of Lyra and Bon Bon's Forty Day Cruise, you'll recall where I mentioned what it was like to survive the May 3rd tornado which struck Oklahoma in 1999.
Yesterday the state had another tornado, which was arguably worse.
MOORE, OK- MAY 20: Flipped vehicles are piled up outside the heavily damaged Moore Medical Center after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado was reported to be at least EF4 strength and a mile wide.
That building in the background is the damaged Warren Theater in Moore, OK. I used to go there all the time to watch movies. It was one of the nicer theaters in the Oklahoma City area. I hope they rebuild.
This photo shows homes flattened outside Moore, Ok, Monday, May 20, 2013. A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. This is already shaping up to be a much more deadly storm than the one on May 3rd. It'll be days before we know just how many fatalities the May 20th tornado caused.
A truck lays damaged in a field near the Moore Medical Center, background, after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla. on Monday, May 20, 2013.
So much destruction...
Here's the path of the May 20th, 2013 tornado, in comparison to the May 3rd, 1999 tornado.
It's times like these that make you stop and think about how fragile life is.
Don't worry about me, though. I'm fine. Fortunately, I had a storm shelter during the tornado. I was lucky enough to be underground. I didn't lose anything in this storm, but many people weren't so lucky. A lot of people lost everything they owned yesterday.