During a terrible storm in the winter of 1969, Berkeley professor Lynn Ingram, just 8 years old at the time, remembers looking out her window and seeing her backyard disappear. The rain-drenched earth of her Santa Barbara home was sliding down into the canyon below. She worried that her whole house would wash away.
At least 24 people died in the tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma yesterday, and damage could hit the $2 billion mark. It may be inaccurate – as well as hackneyed – to call the storm a “monster,” but it was certainly very big. On the Enhanced Fujita scale of EF-1 to EF-5, the twister hit EF-4, with winds in excess of 190 mph.
Posted on May 21, 2013 - 3:44pm