Oklahoma City is located in the epicenter of Tornado Alley. Tornados can happen here at any time, and there are yearly averages of 5 severe tornados touching down. We would love to share some other Oklahoma City tornado facts with you. Please see below.
- The F5 tornado that struck the Oklahoma City area on May 20, 2013 resulted in 24 fatalities, 350 injuries and caused $2 billion worth of damage.
- 13 violent tornados (11 F4 and 2 F5) have struck the immediate Oklahoma City area. The most recent was on May 20, 2013 (mentioned above).
- There is a tie for the record amount of tornados to strike in a single day (5). The first was on June 8, 1974 and the second was on May 31, 2013.
- The Oklahoma City area has been struck 21 times by two or more tornados on the same day.
- Of the 6 November tornados on record, two struck on Nov. 10, three on Nov. 19 and the sixth on Nov. 20.
- Since 1950, the longest period without a tornado in the immediate Oklahoma City area is 5 years, 8 months (Oct. 8 1992, through June 12, 1998. The area then was struck by 11 tornados in the following 11 months (June 13, 1998, to May 3, 1999).
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