Another Look at the Oklahoma Tornado

The death toll from the powerful tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, was reduced to 24 yesterday (May 21st), including nine children, from an earlier higher estimate of 51, while scientists concluded the twister was a rare EF5, the top of the scale used to measure tornado strength. The National Weather Service said the tornado had winds of at least 200 miles per hour, was at least a half-mile wide, and was on the ground for 40 minutes.