Get the first sightings of the Tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013. This video is about the violent rotating twister that was encircled by dark clouds of debris and dust.
Tornado in Moore touched down west of Newcastle 2:56 pm. CDT (19:56 UTC) and it stayed for over 39 minutes on the ground and crossed about 17 miles (27 km) in its path. It killed 23 people and injured 377 others.
People called it “a giant black wall of destruction”. The storm was so massive that it ripped off a school top and turned its walls into rubbles. Few children lost their lives, however many were rescued from under the collapsed wall.
The National Weather Service classified this tornado as an EF-4 on the Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister. The speeds of the rotating winds were estimated at peak velocities of 210 miles per hour (340 km/h) that attributed in the Oklahoma destruction.
Watch the First 10 minutes of Moore EF5 Tornado (5/20/2013)