The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles and was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks.
Just after 3:00 p.m. (CST) officials with the National Weather Service upgraded the classification of the deadly tornado that struck in Moore, Oklahoma to an EF-5, the strongest storm rank on the enhanced Fujita scale.
From the West Nile Virus epidemic to the tornado outbreak in April, 2012 was a year of news in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
It has been a little more than six weeks since the tornado outbreak in North Texas destroyed homes and disrupted lives. One tornado tore a path of destruction through southwest Arlington.
Tuesday’s storms spread a path of destruction across North Texas; several businesses and homes near Royse City were destroyed. Wednesday, in the mist of the devastation, there were stories of miracles and neighbors helping neighbors abound.
Several hundred homeowners in Arlington are assessing damage to their homes today, picking up the pieces of what’s left, after a tornado struck in the city. Lisa Repstock huddled in the bathtub, with her two young daughters as the storm hit.
Help is on the way from North Texas to several states devastated by a tornado outbreak.
Less than 24 hours after a swirling mass of destruction swept across the southeast, local relief workers headed out to areas ravaged by tornadoes.