We have seen these come to the fore on several occasions in the last 20 years, and this has happened in recent years. Between 1999 and 2015, four Class F (EF4.5) or higher tornadoes hit Oklahoma State - three in El Reno and one in Elk City. In 1999, the center of Oklahoma was hit by a 2.6-mile wide El Reno tornado, the largest in Oklahoma history.
The tornado ripped through El Reno, killing 36 people, destroying more than 8,000 homes and causing more than $1.5 billion in damage. The tornado ripped through Elk City, damaging two schools, destroying 300 homes and killing 24 people.
This was the first F5 tornado on record to hit Oklahoma City's subway station, causing an estimated $1 billion in damage. During the May 3 eruption, the tornado caused more than $2.5 billion in damage, making it the second-largest tornado in Oklahoma history to be surpassed at some point by the 2011 Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado.
Three other tornadoes were reported, including an F3 tornado that traveled 18 miles from Edmond south to Luther, Oklahoma. That tornado triggered accompanying tornadoes that caused flash floods, killed 14 people in Oklahoma City and made recovery work more difficult. Unfortunately, the F4 tornado, which was moving through the same area that was severely damaged, was unknown to anyone. An Ef1 tornado damaged roofs, trees, fences and electricity poles, but no deaths or injuries.
An F5 tornado was moving through a small town south of Edmond, Oklahoma, about 10 miles south-east of the Oklahoma City area.
It was the first time in the history of records that an F or EF3 tornado had hit the Oklahoma City subway area on consecutive days. Other tornadoes hit central Oklahoma, including El Reno, which stretched for 2.6 miles and killed nine people. Perhaps the most notorious tornado of the day, however, was an EF5 tornado that razed more than 1,000 homes and businesses in a small town south of Edmond, Oklahoma, including a school, grocery store and gas station. The main trigger of this eruption was an F4 tornado about 1.5 miles in diameter, the largest tornado ever recorded in Oklahoma history.
Less than two weeks later, it hit central Oklahoma along with heavy rains and flooding, causing more damage and deaths, with nine people killed by tornadoes. An EF4 tornado weakened as it advanced in Grady and McClain counties, but caused damage to more than 1,000 homes and businesses and severe flooding. The tornado crossed Interstate 240 on Bryant Avenue, continued through Moore, crossed Oklahoma City Boulevard and destroyed or damaged at least one building in the city of El Reno, destroyed Mulhall-Orlando Elementary School and toppled a city water tower. It continued to Moore, damaging or destroying other buildings in the city, such as a grocery store, a gas station and a school.
We have enormous experience in this area and our closest staff can fix any kind of water damage. We will bill your insurance directly and ensure that the work is done properly, and we will ensure that it does so.
Whenever you choose us as the solution to a flood damage problem, we work with the best damage remediation experts the industry has to offer. That is why we are so well advised, because there is no guarantee that it will be properly implemented even in the event of a major flood or other serious damage.
We also provide damage mitigation and repair services on Longboat Key and services at the Florida Keys Water Damage Restoration Center. We are using the best flood repair experts in Oklahoma State and the nation to speed up the damage limitation process and get you back to restoring your property.
Del City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and also adheres to the Oklahoma Floodplain Management Act (OFA). The conclusion of a flood insurance is possible within the framework of the Federal Agency for Disaster Protection (FEMA) for a financial support by the federal government. FSHA as defined by the Office of Management and Budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
On May 31, 2013, an El Reno tornado caused EF-3 damage, and the next 10 photos show the damage caused by the tornado in Del City, Oklahoma. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the storm at around 4.15pm.